Nominations being taken for NAMI Western Carolina Board

Nominations for individuals to serve on the NAMI Western Carolina Board of Directors are now being sought from the organization’s membership. If you feel you or someone you know can help NAMI Western Carolina make a difference in the community, please submit names and a resume with contact information on or before Oct. 27 to Bev Dale, NAMI Western Carolina vice-president and chair of the nominating committee. Email responses may be sent to bdale@advfire.com. Nominations may also be mailed to: Bev Dale, c/o NAMI Western Carolina, 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 207, Asheville, NC 28801.

The vote to fill vacancies will occur at NAMI Western Carolina’s annual meeting and holiday party December 4. Biographies of nominees will be sent to membership on or before Nov. 4.

Family-to-Family beings Oct. 7

NAMI’s acclaimed Family-to-Family class will be offered in Asheville 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and 1:30 – 4 pm on Saturdays from October 7 to November 15, 2014. Instructors will include Dr. Jim and Sharon Pitts, retired educators, who will teach the Saturday afternoon session of the class that is free to family members and caregivers of adults living with a severe mental illness. These disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Family-to-Family includes up to date information about medications, communication techniques, handling crises, problem-solving skills, recovery, accessing community support, advocacy, and self-care around worry and stress.

Those who attend F2F gain vital information, insight and understanding of their loved one that many call “life-changing.”Complete details here.