NAMI hosts virtual sessions for families of those struggling with mental illness

DELAWARE – National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware or NAMI is preparing to host their 8-week Family to Family program. It’s dedicated to helping people learn how to deal with loved ones’ mental illnesses.

This free virtual session teaches family members about appropriate language, how you care for yourself, and your loved one who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

Sue Mulhern, Assistant Director of Advocacy and Education at NAMI DE says while there are many resources out there, addressing mental health starts with your inner circle, and this program can help open the conversation to get families headed in the right direction. “Mental health is not a new thing, it’s really talking about it and focusing on it,” says Mulhern. She adds, “We want the communities to know there are resources for you whether it’s in your family, someone you work with, your faith community, we have programs like family to family to help educate you on potential signs and symptoms, to educate you on how do you speak to someone as a non-medical professional.”

Registration for the program is still open and it begins March 2nd and goes until April 20th from 6 to 8 p.m.

You can register by clicking here.

If you want to learn more about the services NAMI has to offer, click here.

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