The With Hope in Mind course provides the basic education and skill training needed to cope with the difficulties associated with caring for adult relatives who are mental health consumers.
With Hope in Mind offers helpful skill-building classes, such as problem management, communication and crisis planning, and provides care givers with immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of each illness.
It also provides the practical and emotional support needed by care providers in the mental health system.
With Hope in Mind offers two components: education and support groups. Participating in both parts of the program gives family members the most benefit, but family members are welcome to take part in either or both.
With Hope in Mind is a free, eight-session course taught by trained family members. Pre-screening and registration are required; call 716-3726.