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NAMI Chaffee County plans to offer a free Family-to-Family Class on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting October 4 through November 22. The eight-week class offers the opportunity to share experiences, gain insight, hope, acceptance, compassion and understanding in caring for a family member with a mental illness.

The class will offer an in-depth study of mental illness characteristics, treatment, coping, communication skills, problem solving, connecting with community resources, and advocacy. October 9 is the cutoff date for entering the class. Pre-registration is required. The Zoom link will be given at registration.

NAMI Chaffee County logo (Photo Courtesy of Chaffee Resources)

These classes are targeted at family caregivers, close friends, and relatives of someone who lives with a serious mental illness, and are taught by trained peer facilitators who have been there themselves.

To register, or if you would like information about other NAMI programs and support groups, please contact NAMI Chaffee County at 970-823-4751, or email info@namichaffee.org, or visit their website.

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots non-governmental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NAMI Chaffee County is an affiliate of NAMI Colorado. NAMI Chaffee County volunteers work to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.