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 10:00 am – 12:30 pm on Saturdays from October 7 to November 15, 2014. Dr. Jim and Sharon Pitts, retired educators, again will lead 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.

Anderson Cooper
Schizophrenia Simulator

Anderson took part in an experiment to help people understand how others live with mental illness everyday. He wore headphones that simulated hearing voices while trying to do a variety of tasks. Clinical psychologist Pat Deegan designed the experiment. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager.