Category Archives: Mental health

Families Finding Mental Health Help

Most families struggle with “stuff” – depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, behavior issues, or suicidal thoughts, to name but a few.  When should families worry?  What are the best strategies for helping?  Because these questions face most people, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, has created 12 week education courses that are absolutely free.  The Family to Family classes run all around the country so there’s bound to be one near you.  Participants must agree to coming for the entire course, and when they do they receive a huge binder full of material, community resources, support from leaders and folks going through similar problems, along with an entire range of materials and events that will help them to better care for those they love. 

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