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Does Someone You Love Have a Mental Illness?

According to research from the National Institute on Mental Health, 6% of Americans suffer from a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorder. Living with a person with mental illness can be stressful, and overwhelming.

E-3 is an 8-session course taught by trained volunteers that have personal experience caring for someone with mental illness and is conducted in an atmosphere of confidentiality. Each two- hour session will focus on a different mental health diagnosis and will include information about treatment options, techniques for handling real-life situations, and strategies to help caregivers manage their responses to the illness. These classes offer support to anyone caring for a friend or family member with mental illness.

Please call the office at 913-397-8552 for more information and to enroll or be notified when the next session is scheduled.

Classes will be held at College Church; on campus at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

The E-3 curriculum offers participants practical and emotional support including such topics as:

  • Self-care For Caregivers
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Problem Management
  • Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Recordkeeping and Advocacy
  • Medication and Treatment Options
  • Legal Issues and Trust Planning

What you will learn:

v Brain biology and specific brain disorders such as

§ Thought Disorders
· Schizophrenia
· Schizoaffective Disorder
§ Mood Disorders
· Bipolar Disorder
· Depressive Disorder
· Depression
· Anxiety/Panic
· Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

§ Personality Disorders
· Borderline Personality Disorder

§ Autism Spectrum Disorders

§ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

§ Dual Diagnosis

§ And Additional Disorders

 

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