The fall sessions of the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be conducted from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, starting Feb. 28 and ending on May 9. There will also be one session on Tuesday, March 5.
This 12-session program helps families and care givers of persons suffering from a brain disorder to understand the causes and origins of the illness and how to cope with everyday problems that arise in lifestyle and communication.
The sessions cover the major severe brain disorders, such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder, including their diagnosis and current treatment. Research on these misunderstood illnesses is ongoing, and NAMI keeps up-to-date with the latest discoveries and treatment. Frequent updates are made to the class material.
Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to 16 people. Information about the program is available on the NAMI-Yolo website at http://www.namiyolo.org/family/index.html. For more information, call 530-756-8181.