A free, weekly education program offers help to families and friends of people with serious mental illnesses.
Starting in August, the 12-week classes will focus on how families can support their ill relative while maintaining their own well-being.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness course teaches coping skills; listening and communicating techniques; problem solving; understanding mental disorders; self-care for family members; information about side effects; how to connect with support services, and advocacy.
Specifically, the course discusses major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and borderline personality disorder.
Registration is no later than July 10. For more information: 270-994-3230.