National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold sessions to educate public on mental illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S., or nearly 44 million people, experience mental illness in a given year.

That's why they are taking steps to educate people in our area on the issue of mental illness. Starting on February 8th, and going for 12 weeks, NAMI will be holding sessions for those who are effected.

Organizers at NAMI say they are seeing more and more people in La Crosse recognize the need for classes like these.

"There's several organizations in La Crosse that are working towards that, the mental health coalition. But NAMI is one of the first organizations that sort of recognized the need for people to get help and education and the family-to-family program is really about teaching families how to live with a family member that may be effected by a mental health disorder," said NAMI family-to-family facilitator Sheila Shell.

The classes are designed for loved ones 18 years or older of individuals living with mental illness and are free to attend.

To Register - Contact:  Call Sheila Schell 608.797.3469, Cindy Stuhr 608-386-3249 or Barbara Friell 608.385.7595.

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