The Drop-In Center
814 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
NAMI Education Offices
818 Harrison St, 2nd Flr.
Oak Park, IL 60304

A serious lack of understanding and resources for children with mental illness has caused parents and teachers to be frontline allies in the battle against long-term devastation of early-onset mental illness. Parents and Teachers as Allies (PTAA) is an interactive presentation that is intended to provide educational tools for advancing a mutual understanding and communication between families and school professionals. PTAA features a panel of individuals including a mental health professional, an education professional, a parent of a child who lives with mental illness, and an individual living with mental illness who experienced symptoms as a child/adolescent.

Spring 18 April 002

FREE Education and Advocation Series -  at the Oak Park Library. Contact the Education Program Manager for details, 708-524-2582 x 103

NAMI Basics is a free, six week course for parents and caregivers who have a child 18 years or younger affected by a brain disorder. Diagnoses discussed in the class include: childhood onset of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders.

This class is designed for relatives and close friends of individuals living with mental illness.  Participants learn about brain biology, mental illness facts, medication side effects, problem solving skills, support, and self-care.

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