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
· Schizoaffective Disorder
§ Mood Disorders
· Bipolar Disorder
· Depressive Disorder
· Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
§ Personality Disorders
· Borderline Personality Disorder
§ Autism Spectrum Disorders
§ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
§ Dual Diagnosis
§ And Additional Disorders