NAMI was the beginning of my interest in advocacy. When my husband, my niece, and I took this class NAMI had been in existence for 35 years. I felt encouraged by the family centered camaraderie and support. As with all other caregiver support groups, family members of those who live with severe mental illness need care and consideration. Given the continued stigma against people with mental illness and families of suicide attempt or loss, NAMI creates a rare space for understanding.
29 March 2012
Darrell, Krystal, and I finished our 12 week NAMI class tonight. <3