Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness?
Would you like to learn more about his or her illness?
Delivered by family members who have direct experience with the psychiatric illness of a loved one, and enhanced by invited speakers with topical expertise, Strengthening Families Together is a Canadian-based educational program for families and friends which provides information, skill-building, and support. The program is FREE and open to all family members and friends of those living with a serious mental illness.
You will learn about:
- Early intervention and recovery
- Treatments and supports
- Coping with challenges of daily living
- Navigating the mental health system
- The importance of taking care of yourself, too
For an outline of the Strengthening Families Together program, please click here.
To register for this 10-week session of Strengthening Families Together, please contact Pat at (902) 678-8458 or Penni at (902) 678-1229.
Quotes from participants of previous Strengthening Families Together sessions:
“I would like to say thank you so very much for taking the time and effort to have this program on Thursday nights. It has been a wonderful experience and I am sad to see it end.”
“This has been a blessing to me. I am very satisfied with my experience with the group, and my understanding of the health care options and support available to us has greatly increased. I would highly recommend Strengthening Families Together to any who will listen! Thanks.”
“Some solid strategies and ideas on how to help our son.”
“I feel this program is a wonderful launching pad; it equips us to participate in community events and gives us connections to others who are equally passionate about understanding mental illness. It’s a valuable resource.”