February start for mental health education course in Port Coquitlam

Register now for 12-week course that helps families navigate mental health system - plus it's free

Learn to navigate the health care system to help your loved one living with mental illness by attending a free program in the Tri-Cities.

Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society, an organization aiding those who have relatives with mental illness, is offering a 12-week educational family-support course in Port Coquitlam. 

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Starting in the first week of February 2020, the Family-to-Family course will be offered to the residents of the Tri-Cities to give families an opportunity to access free education and support. 

The program was developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in the United States and is licensed for use in British Columbia. The courses are run by trained family-member volunteers, who will cover important topics including mental illnesses, brain functions, advocacy, medication, and recovery. 

The free program aims to raise awareness, give meaningful insight and practical ways to communicate, problem-solve and establish self-care. In previous years, participants have found the program empowering and insightful. 

To register or learn more about the upcoming courses, please contact Valeska at 604-926-0856 or email valeska@pathwayssmi.org. 

Pathways is a charitable organization providing support to families and caregivers of loved ones living with mental illness. Following a peer-support model, Pathways provides educational resources, family group support and one-on-one support. All services are free and open to anyone who would like access to them. 

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To see more or to register, visit here.

For more on this story, see Hope from despair with mental health course

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