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Seminar Teaches Techniques To Support Mental Health Sufferers

27 Feb , 2020  

Many people who do not suffer directly from a mental health challenge may have a friend or family member who does. Mental health issues are less visible than physical health issues, but it’s still important to show understanding and support if someone close to you is suffering.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – Richland County recognizes this and is offering a free two-hour seminar designed to teach people who have a loved one with a mental health condition how to best support them.

The seminar will also explain more about mental health issues themselves, to provide foundational knowledge that can increase understanding about the situation a loved one is going through, and their road to recovery. The evening will also be an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community and support.

The seminar will take place on Monday, March 23, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (87 E 1st Street, Suite L, Mansfield). Pre-registration is not required.

Led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition, the seminar will focus on the following topics:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Those with questions can reach out to NAMI at 419-522-6264 or email [email protected]

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