Classes to give tips to families of mentally ill

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a course to provide help and support to those with mentally ill family members. The weekly classes are 7 to 9:30 p.m. at two locations: in Palmdale, starting Sept. 7, at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway; and in Lancaster, starting Sept. 12, at the Los Angeles County Community and Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St. The classes are intended to help parents, spouses, siblings and other caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course will provide information about various mental illnesses, and also provide coping skills for handling crises and relapses. Volunteers who have family members with mental illness teach the course. The classes are free, but advance registration is required. Classes are limited to 25 people. To register for the Palmdale sessions, call Cliff Payton at (661) 951-4606. To register for the Lancaster classes, call Bob and Denise Boehlert at (661) 951-1757. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more