NAMI program offered in Lewiston

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LEWISTON — The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free, six-session program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 21, through Nov. 2. Classes will not be held on Columbus Day.

The program is designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.

For more information and to register, contact Joy at 207-562-7562 or Christine Canty Brooks at 1-800-464-5767, ext. 305; email: ccantybrooks@namimaine.org; or go to: www.namimaine.org.

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