NAMI offers program for families of veterans

NAMI offers program for families of veterans

CHAMPAIGN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a new, free program for family members of veterans affected by major mental health conditions.

Called NAMI Homefront, it is based on the organization's family-to-family education program and adapts the curriculum to veteran issues such as post-deployment and post dishcharge transitions.

Among the topics are communicating with the veteran in your life and taking care of yourself, says Robbie Russell, NAMI veterans consultant and Homefront facilitator.

The course includes six sessions to be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30  to 9 p.m., starting Sept. 23, at the Colony West Clubhouse at 31 Colony West Drive, C.

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