CHAMPAIGN — Free classes are available for families living with mental illness.
The Illinois chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer its Family-to-Family education program, a 13-week class series, for family members of people with mental illness conditions.
Classes will be held from 6:30-9 p.m., beginning Feb. 28 at Colony West Clubhouse, 31 Colony West Drive, C.
Classes will cover such conditions as panic disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder, along with coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse.
Topics will also include medications, listening and communication techniques, problems-solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation, and self-care, according to NAMI.
Classes are taught by trained NAMI family member volunteers and are designed for care-givers and family members of those with severe and persistent mental illness.
Register by Feb. 21. Call one of the instructors, Nancy Carter, 356-1925 or Donna Mayer, 234-7616. Or send Carter an email: firstname.lastname@example.org .