Family-to-Family Free Education Program

For family members of close relatives and those who have loved ones with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Borderline Personality Disorder

This free series of 12 weekly classes is taught by trained NAMI members who have experienced having a loved one with mental illness. In a confidential setting, family members and friends of people with mental illness will learn about:

  • How mental illness affects your loved one
  • Eye-opening current brain research related to mental illness
  • Being an advocate for better treatments for your loved one
  • Medication issues and the latest treatment options
  • Strategies for dealing with stress and worry to help you take care of yourself while supporting your loved one

Chapel Hill Class starts Thursday, Jan 31, 2013, 6:30-9:00 pm
Dogwood Room at the Seymour Center, 25513 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill
Contact: Tana Hartman

Durham Class starts Tuesday, Jan, date to be determined, 7-9:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham
Contact: Violette Blumenthal 919-358-6788 or

Registration required. Each class limited to 25 persons. Program sponsored by NAMI-NC, NAMI Durham, and NAMI Orange


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