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NAMI BASICS CLASS in SUDBURY starts: Thursday, Oct. 25th

NAMI BASICS is a free education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral concerns. This 6 week course is taught by NAMI trained parent volunteers who themselves have children with these issues. Each class lasts 2 1/2 hours.

Topics include neurobiology, diagnoses and treatments, problem – solving, listening and communication skills, accessing services and supports, crisis management, advocacy for your child, and caregiver – “ self – care”.

At NAMI BASICS you will find out you are not alone. The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact – You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others with your own personal experiences.

CLASS in SUDBURY starts: Thursday, Oct. 25th,  7 – 9:30 PM

 To register contact:       Dee at 978.697.3441   or    Duncan & Sharon at 978.635.1287

                                        deefebba@comcast.net      dunshar@gmail.com

 Sponsored by NAMI Massachusetts and NAMI Central Middlesex affiliate

www.namimass.org       &   http://namicentralmiddlesex.com

Mental Health on College Campuses

At the NAMI National Convention in June 2017  this report – in the works by the National Council on Disability – was announced.  You will likely have read press reports about it during the late summer.  Use the link above to find the full report of recommendations for Congress, federal agencies, and colleges to improve college mental health services and post-educational outcomes for students with mental health disabilities.

Will you be motivated to reach out to your alma mater, your child’s college/university or a college or university local to you about how they will address these recommendations?

Coping with the Holidays, a December 13th presentation

The holidays can be a stressful time just in living an ordinary family life.

For families with a loved one with a mental health condition, this time of year can add still more to an already stressful situation.

Mara Briere of Grow A Strong Family, Inc. will provide guidance for family members on how to make the holidays a more enjoyable time for all involved.

For the details of this event please go to Holiday Coping