NAMI Meeting Scheduled for August 14, 2002

A Wabash Valley Affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has been established. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday August 14th at 7:00 pm at Hamilton Center, Inc., 620 8th Ave., Terre Haute. consumers, family memebers of persons with mental illnesses, professionals and others interested are invited to attend. All meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.

The August 14th meeting will feature Veronica Macy from NAMI Indiana. Macy will present a program called "In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness", which is a recovery education presentation including a video, personal testimony, and discussion. Topics covered will include dark days, acceptance, treatment, coping strategies and success/hope/dream.

NAMI is a not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people afflicted by serious adn persistent mental illness. NAMI affiliates consist of families, consumers, and professionals dedicated to helping families through a network of support, education, advocacy and research. For further information call Betty Porter, President of the Wabash Valley NAMI at (812) 232-6015.

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