NAMI plans ‘With Hope in Mind’ series
May 19, 2013 | 724 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If a family member or loved one lives with a mental illness, you know the effects it can have on you as well as your family member or friend. He or she may live with you or depend on you for care.

That’s why NAMI Bradley County is offering “With Hope in Mind,” a free series of classes about coping with the issues of caring for loved ones with mental illness.

Classes will begin on Tuesday, June 4, in Cleveland and will be held on consecutive Tuesdays until July 23.

With Hope in Mind teaches helpful skills such as problem management, communication and crisis planning and provides you with coping skills for dealing with cycles of various illnesses. Conducted in an atmosphere of confidentiality, With Hope in Mind classes offer participants practical and emotional support.

One in 5 Tennesseans is affected by a mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder or eating disorder. The With Hope in Mind curriculum addresses these common illnesses.

NAMI volunteers who have been trained as course instructors and have personal experience caring for someone with mental illness teach the course. There is no charge for the course, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more about With Hope in Mind at www.namitn.org.

NAMI Bradley County is made up of friends and family of people with long-term mental illness as well as those with a mental illness. The group comes together to support each other, learn, educate the community and advocate for change.

To learn more or to register for the course, contact Michelle Randles at michellenamirandles@gmail.com or 423-716-3726.