SOUTH AKRON — The
Alliance on Mental Illness of Summit County (NAMI)
will present its “Family to Family” education
program on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 5, from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Administration building,
55 W. Waterloo Road. The 12-week course, taught by trained
family members, is for families and loved ones of individuals
with severe brain disorders resulting in mental illness.
Course materials are provided at no charge. Included
in the course will be information on what to ask the
doctor, where to find resources in the community, how
to understand illnesses and medications and how to cope
with the complex problems of mental illness. For information
and enrollment, call Helen Reedy at (330) 655-2714 or
Ron Rett at (330) 670- 9880.
MASSILLON — The Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Center for Loss and Hope will offer a Trusted Sharing Support Group series Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 13 at Rose Lane Health Center, 525 High Mill Ave. N.W. The six-week series for adults who want to learn about the grieving process will be presented by Stark County VNS and Hospice and Rose Lane Health Center. To register, or for more information, contact Julie Smith at (330) 834-3484 or (800) 648-1385, or Amy Noall at (330) 833-3174, ext. 34.