As family members, we have many unique challenges to face in supporting the ones we love. Come and find the support you deserve and the information that can help you through your personal journey.
Our new series, Families Coping with Mental Illness consists of 6 modules:
- Self-Care: Caring for the Caregiver
- Major Mental Illness: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, OCD
- Addictions and Concurrent Disorders
- Navigating the Mental Health Resources – Vernon
- Mental Health – Risk Management
- Mental Illness and Substance Use: Communication, Stigma and Advocacy
This series offers:
Support: Families have an opportunity to discuss the daily challenges they face and learn how to connect with others through membership in their local provincial society and chapter/branch.
Awareness: Families get reliable and consistent information about mental illness, treatment options, causes, research, and available mental health services, in the hopes of diminishing the stigma attached to diagnosis.
Tools: Families are equipped with problem solving, coping, and advocacy and communication skills.
All modules include handouts, a Powerpoint presentation, community speakers, videos and interactive exercises.
There is an opportunity to ask questions related to your own personal family experience around mental illness and / or substance use issues and have your questions answered by a professional.
Vernon Public Library — 2800 30th Ave.
From 6-8 pm
January 8 – Communication, Advocacy & Stigma
February 12 – Self Care for Caregivers
March 11 – Major Mental Illnesses
April 8 – Substance Use & Concurrent Disorders
May 13 – Navigating The Mental Health System
June 10 – Risk Management & Crisis Planning
September 9 – Communication, Advocacy & Stigma
October 14 – Self Care for Caregivers
November (TBD) – Major Mental Illnesses