Family to Family Class helping loved ones cope with mental illness

When someone close to you has a mental illness, life can be very challenging and difficult. But many people have found a great deal of help and support through NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_07_21_328_24300_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program</a>, Christy White said she and her husband Doug felt depressed and confused, not knowing how to help their loved one. She said through NAMI they learned mental illness is a biological problem. She said a Family to Family Class helped a lot.

“They teach a lesson once a week that is a very intensive lesson,” White said. “NAMI provides the materials and instructors for the course.

“You go for 12 weeks and you finish that class so much more aware of how you can help your loved one, how you can help yourself with the challenges it gives you personally. It’s just a really good experience.”

She said anyone who wants to learn more about NAMI may call 787-4165. They have regular meetings in the basement of the Bear River Mental Health building at 200 N. 100 E. in Logan.

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