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NAMI offers courses for parents of children with mental health issues
Jan 17, 2014, 18:25

The Mississippi Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free educational course for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health issues such as autism, ADD, ADHD, schizophrenia, behavior disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression or bipolar disorder and others.
The course provides the fundamentals caregivers need to care for themselves, their families and their children.
Classes include:
Week 1: It's not your fault.
Week 2: Communication skills and problem-solving.
Week 3: Getting an accurate diagnosis.
Week 4: Advocating for your child.
Week 5: Treatment options.
Week 6: Handling challenging behavior.
Classes will begin this Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Lutheran Church of the Pines, 309 Hwy. 90 in Waveland, across from McDonald's. Classes will meet each Tuesday through Feb. 25 from 11:30-2p.m.
For additional information, contact Chris Marcell, 233-9294, or e-mail namigulfcoast@gmail.com. Volunteer teachers are Dr. Sherry Ponder, 332-0256, docponder@hotmail.com; and Rhea Rutherford, 467-2043 or voroinms@hotmail.com.


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