Thursday, December 29, 2005

Workshop provides help for family of those having mental illness

Link to: Jamestown News online, story by Jane E. Whitehorne:

"Elaine Purpel knows first hand the pain of having a loved one who suffers from mental illness. Her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia more than 25 years ago.

The trying times for her family were made better with help from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). The Guilford County Chapter of NAMI will be sponsoring the Family-to-Family Education Program beginning Jan. 14 at the Mary Perry Ragsdale Family YMCA. The free, 12-week course is for family and friends of individuals with serious mental illness."