|This is a free 12-week, one evening per week, course for parents, spouses, siblings, and other caretakers and family members coping with a loved one who has a serious mental illness. The course is taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness. Topics covered include the major mental illnesses: schiophrenia, bipolar illness, major depression, schizo-affective disorder obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder and personality disorders. It incorporates lectures, presentations, discussions and exercises.
Additional topics include, but are not limited to, coping skills, basic medication information, treatment options, listening and communication techniques, problem solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation, and self-care for family members and caregivers.
Registration is required for the course.