Families Coping with Mental Illness:
A Learning Series
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
The series curriculum is adapted from BC Schizophrenia’s Family Series: Strengthening Families Together.
First module March 14th, from 6-8:30 pm. Modules will continue throughout the year.
|March 14||Self-Care: Caring for the Caregiver
|April 11||Major Mental Illness: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, OCD|
|May 9||Addictions and Concurrent Disorders
|June 13||Navigating the Mental Health Resources – Vernon
|July 11||Mental Health – Risk Management|
|August 8||Mental Illness and Substance Use: Communication, Stigma and Advocacy|
|September 12||Self-Care: Caring for the Caregiver|
|October 10||Major Mental Illness: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, OCD
|November 14||Addictions and Concurrent Disorders|
This series offers:
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.
Families Coping with Mental Illness Series
Vernon Public Library — 2800 30th Ave.
From 6:30 – 8:30 pm
All Services and Programs Are Free
Not sure if a program is right for you?
Call us at 250-260-3233