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Classes help families cope with mental illness

Chinyere Garner | 3/30/2011, 5 p.m.

The Urban Los Angeles and West Los Angeles Counseling Centers will sponsor the National Alliance on Mental Illness' (NAMI) family-to-family education program on April 19 from 7-9:30 p.m. at 4305 Degnan Blvd., suite 104, L.A..

The free program is a two-week series of classes that will cover information for families of persons diagnosed with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

They courses will also discuss coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse and rehabilitation. Limited space available. To register, please call (323) 294-7814 or (323) 737-7463.