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NAMI offering a free 12-week class for family members of those living with mental illness

Posted: Tue, Sep 3, 2019 8:41 AM

A free 12-week class for family members of older teens and adults living with mental illness will begin Thursday night in Postville.

The class is sponsored by the Northeast Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is led by a trained facilitator who shares experiences as a family member.

Topics covered include symptoms and treatments of mental illnesses, brain biology, medications, recovery and rehabilitation. Coping skills, self-care, communication skills, problem-solving and advocacy strategies are also elements of the class.

Weekly classes will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in Postville. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Susan Friedrich at 563-422-7882 or online at