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Announcing the NAMI Basics Education Program

NAMI Wood County, a part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer the NAMI Basics Education Program for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with mental health conditions. The six- session course will begin in Bowling Green, OH on Tuesday, April, 2nd from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the NAMI Wood County Office 541 W Wooster St Bowling Green, OH 43402.

                The peer-led course covers information about mental health conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depressive disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders. It provides participants with basic information about treating mental health conditions, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving and coping skills and an overview of the mental health and school systems’ roles in supporting children with mental health conditions. In addition to learning the facts about these conditions, participants benefit from learning from others in similar situations and experience a community of support.

                The course is taught by local volunteers who are parents or family caregivers of people who developed a mental health condition as children. These volunteers have been certified as a course instructors.

                “This course is a wonderful experience!” says NAMI Basics graduate Fall 2017, “it balances facts about mental health conditions and skill training with emotional support, self-care and empowerment. We hope parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental health conditions will take advantage of this opportunity.”

                For more information or to register for this class, please call the NAMI Wood County office at 419.352.0626 or email us at info@namiwoodcounty.org

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