6-week NAMI training at VA helps family members of Veterans - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

 

6-week NAMI training at VA helps family members of Veterans

May 4, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will conduct National Alliance of Mental Illness “Homefront” training for family members of Veterans starting Wednesday, May 10.

The training runs for six consecutive Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Uptown Division on 1 Freedom Way, Augusta, Ga., 30904. Specific room number where meetings will take place will be given to family members who register.

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of military service members and Veterans with mental health conditions. The training focuses on the unique needs of military and Veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

Interested family members can register with Dilia Castro, VA Local Recovery Coordinator, by calling 706-733-0188 ext. 6358, or emailing her at dilia.castro@va.gov; or by contacting Faye Taylor, NAMI Homefront Teacher, at 770-851-7204 or emailing faye.m.taylor@gmail.com.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more, visit www.nami.org.