Classes For Family Members of Those With Mental Illness To Be Held In Manchester

Mental healthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. Family Members of Those With Mental Illness are Invited to Participate in an Upcoming With Hope In Mind class. The Coffee County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be sponsoring and teaching an educational course, “With Hope in Mind” for persons who have a loved one with a mental illness. The 16 -hour course will cover a variety of mental illnesses, including bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ptsd and others. Symptoms, treatment options, available medications and their side effects, community resources and more will be among the issues covered during the program. A notebook of reference materials will be provided to each person attending the program and will be used as a teaching tool, organizers say. The class is free and confidential.  Anyone interested in attending the program can contact Brenda or Pam at 931-952-6871 or or  for more information. The class will begin Monday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in a location in Manchester. Seating is limited and reservations are required.