Panel to focus on family, friends of those with mental illness

Mission | October 19, 2016

Individuals from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, program Family to Family will lead a panel discussion on the importance of education and support for families when a loved one experiences a mental illness.

The presentation will be on Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport. It is sponsored by the St Paul Mental Awareness Team. Attendees will hear about the Family to Family course and have the opportunity to ask questions about mental health recovery and NAMI programs.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. To learn more about Family to Family, visit

Contact: Ann McGlynn, or 563-326-3547.

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