The Athens affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering two free courses starting in mid-March. Family to Family is a class for loved ones of adults with mental illness. This course will cover information about major mental illnesses, communication techniques, problem-solving skills, self-care and advocacy. Peer to Peer is a class for… Read More
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NAMI Athens is a private, family-based organization with two primary purposes: To advocate for and promote the recovery of people with mental illness and to provide information and support to their families.
Most of our members have loved ones with mental illness. We know how it is to find oneself coping with and trying to help a family member who is suddenly severely psychotic, grandiose, depressed, or otherwise oddly dysfunctional. We have experienced the confusion, pain, unnecessary guilt, and utter helplessness that come in such times. We have found support, crucial information, and useful strategies through NAMI and we invite you to do the same.
With free courses, conferences, and monthly meetings, NAMI can give you information to help you understand and cope with mental illness. We can direct you to the help you want in times of crisis and the support that both you and your loved one need on the road to his or her recovery. With modern medicine, information, and the support of family, there is hope for full recovery!