The National Alliance on Mental Health is offering a 12-week education program for family members and caregivers of adults living with a mental health condition. 

Participants will meet Mondays 6-8:30 p.m. beginning March 4 at Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton.

The family-to-family program is taught by family members with lived experiences. Course topics include family responses to trauma, diagnosis and dealing with critical periods, problem solving, communication skills and caregiver self-care.

“NAMI is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition and their families,” said Vicki Walters, local NAMI education coordinator. “These programs offer new insights into mental health conditions, as well as support for family members who serve as caregivers.”

Family members of adults with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder and others may be interested in attending. 

Course materials are offered at no cost. Registration is required by calling Clinton Community College at (800) 850-5440 and asking for course #3813.

A grant from the Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Service Region supports the program.