It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week and those who are looking for a program dealing with the subject a little closer to home right here in Dexter, the Dexter United Methodist Church is providing a program this Sunday that is free to the public.
The program is designed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and will be administered by DUMC at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 8. It is intended to deal with a range of topics, including:
-Early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents.
-Ideas about intervention and linking students with covered services.
-The lived experience of dealing with mental illness in children and families.
This program is designed to help parents and professionals to identify signs of mental illness and design strategies to help when needed.
Take-home resources will also be provided to attending parents and professionals.
This weekend’s presentation is for parents and educational professionals. Dexter UMC and NAMI are also planning a follow-up event for children entitled, “Ending the Silence.”