NAMI Basics coming to the Bangor area
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NAMI Basics offers the fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness. NAMI Basics is FREE 6-week educational program for parents or primary caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.

4/29/2015 to 6/3/2015
When: Every Wednesday
6 PM until 8:30 PM
Contact: Christine

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For Any Parent or Primary Caregiver of a Child or Adolescent Living with a Mental Health Challenge 


NAMI Basics offers education and support. Taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their own children, NAMI Basics is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for families. Course elements include:

  • The trauma of mental illness, emotional/behavioral diagnosis for the child and the family
  • The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis
  • The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment
  • An overview of treatment options – treatment works
  • The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family – caregivers and siblings
  • An overview of the systems involved in caring for children and teens

The course is offered free of charge and consists of six classes that meet weekly for 2 ½ hour sessions.


Upon registration, a NAMI Maine staff person will be in touch with more details of the course and complete your registration.