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Registration is now open: NAMI Family-to-Family in El Dorado Hills

Registration is now open for NAMI Family-to-Family education program in El Dorado Hills.    This is a program for those caring for adults living with mental illness.

Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Psychosis NOS, Major Depression, Co-occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

WHAT: A free 12 session class for caregivers, family members, and friendsof loved ones with mental illness.  Learn how to support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining your own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. There is no cost to participate.

WHERE: Marina Village Middle School, 1901 Francisco Blvd., room 21, El Dorado Hills

WHEN: The class meets weekly for 12 Wednesdays (Feb. 6 – April 24) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

HOW: Contact Victoria to learn more or to sign-up for this free class. Seats are limited so register early: vicrad@pacbell.net or 916-952-7325.               

WHY:Evidenced-based – learn the important role you play in your loved one’s recovery.  People can and do recover.

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In The News: NAMI El Dorado County

December 8, 2018

Registration is now open for NAMI Family-to-Family education program in El Dorado Hills.    This is a program for those caring for adults living with mental illness.

Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Psychosis NOS, Major Depression, Co-occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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