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NAMI DuPage Education Course for Parents
NAMI of DuPage County (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be sponsoring the NAMI Basics education program for families and caregivers of children and adolescents coping with brain disorders. The course is taught by trained family members who have experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of raising children with brain disorders. All instruction and course materials are free for course participants.
NAMI Basics focuses on childhood onset bipolar disorder, childhood onset schizophrenia, depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders. Discussion topics center around: the biology of mental illnesses, getting an accurate diagnosis, types of therapy, communication, problem solving, crisis preparation and response, what to do about challenging behavior and the impact on family members.
This 6-week series of classes will start in Wheaton on October 6 and will meet from 7:00-9:30 pm.
While NAMI Basics is an educational course, NAMI DuPage also has a parent support group at their Wheaton office, 2100 Manchester Road, Building B, Suite 925. For information on NAMI Basics or the support group, or to register for the course, call the NAMI DuPage office at (630) 752-0066, ext. 210, or go to www.namidupage.org.