Learn More About Mental Illness During Mental Illness Awareness Week at DUMC

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.
-Suicide prevention.

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.”

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