Supporting families and friends of persons with a mental illness is the role of the Mental Wellness Centre Family Support Program. We are offering free courses for family members or other supporters of a person with any mental illness during October and November.
Strengthening Families Together is for adults. It will run for five Saturdays from Oct. 22 to Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch provided). Teens in Control is for youth ages 13-18 Oct. 11 to Nov. 29. Kids in Control is for children from ages 8-12 who have a parent, sibling or other close family member with a mental illness. It is eight weeks after school from Oct. 13 to Dec. 1.
In a supported group setting, you will learn about mental illness, treatment, recovery and how to care for yourself.
To register, call Yvette Zwyssig, family support worker, at 250-493-7338. Mental illness can be treated. Recovery is possible.
Sharon Evans, president
BC Schizophrenia Society, Penticton Branch