‘Family-To-Family’ class offered to residents of southwest Colorado

A free, 12 class “Family-To-Family” course, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Southwest Colorado (NAMISW Colorado), is designed specifically for the family members and caregivers of adult persons living with a mental illness.

The course covers the five major mental illnesses: schizophrenia, manic-depressive (bi-polar), major depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and anxiety disorder.

Additional topics covered include: coping skills, basic medication information, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation, and self-care for family members and caregivers.

All materials are furnished free of charge. Confidentiality will be maintained. Call Jennifer at 247-3072 or Bruce at 259-2379 to register or for additional information.

The class begins Saturday, Oct.11.