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NAMI offers online family education program

The Mid-Tidewater affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a new session of the free eight-week Family-to-Family Education Program beginning on Jan. 10. Classes will be held online at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Established over 20 years ago, Family-to-Family has helped more than 300,000 family members of people living with mental illness, said a press release.

Class topics include:

—Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders;—Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence;—Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and evidence-based treatments to promote recovery;—Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness;—Problem solving, listening, and communication t...

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