Mental illnesses are among the worse medical diagnoses a person can receive. It doesn’t only put the patient through pain, but also the patient’s family, which has a hard time trying to figure out how to deal with the situation. People at NAMI Clarksville (Montgomery County) might have the solution, as they offer free classes oh how to handle the mental illness of your family members.
NAMI stands for the abbreviation from “National Alliance on Mental Illness”. The Tennessee non-profit organization planned some courses called With Hope in Mind, which are destined to those whose family members suffer from a mental illness. The activity is more like a series of classes combined with a support group session.
The sessions include eight such classes and they will begin on Thursday, September 1. The classes will be each week, on Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The place where the meetings will be held is Tennova Healthcare.
The classes will be held by qualified course instructors who have also been dealing with mentally ill patients for a long time, as part of their personal experience. As a consequence, you can trust their skills and methods when it comes to coping with such diseases. What they offer the participants of the courses is support, improvement of your communication skills, how to deal with crisis of mentally ill patients and how to prevent them, if possible.
With Hope in Mind is a project that can help you have a better life quality and improve that of your affected loved ones. If it’s up to you to take care of a family member who suffers from a mental illness and you feel like you can’t manage the situation, than these classes can turn out to be exactly what you need. Here you can learn how to take care of patients in such delicate condition.
Among the most common forms of mental illnesses are depression, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can learn more about how to manage the situation of patients by signing up for With Hope in Mind. Statistics show that the mental illness rate in Tennessee is quite high: one in five people is diagnosed with such a disease.
In order to be one of the participants at the class, you must register. There is a limited number of places. It is definitely not a waste of time to come to the classes offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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