CHELSEA – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a free Family-to-Family Educational Program in Chelsea to help parents, friends, and care givers understand and support individuals with serious
mental illness — such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder — while maintaining their own wellbeing.
The Family-to-Family program consists of a series of 12 weekly classes led by a team of trained NAMI volunteers who understand what it is like to have a loved one struggling with a chronic psychiatric condition.
This course teaches the basics about serious brain disorders and treatments, helps connect families to community resources, and teaches important skills and coping techniques for the difficult journey.
Program begins March 12
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, 775 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI
Registration is required. Please call 734-680-5312 to register. There is no cost to participate in this program. Light refreshments will be served.
About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan. Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 600 physicians. Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, seven operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.
For additional information about SJMC, please visit www.stjoeschelsea.org.