Education Course for Parents
Of Children and Adolescents with
Mental, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders

NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness), Lexington affiliate,  is offering a NAMI BASICS Education Program designed for parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with illnesses such as ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The course teaches coping skills, management skills, communication/listening skills, problem solving skills, and more.  The role of school, mental health, and legal systems in treating children with disabilities is reviewed.  Class and materials are free!

Family members report feeling more empowered and
calmer as a result of taking this course.
Pre-enrollment is required by phoning Tracy at 859-536-8278 or e-mailing
Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

NAMI Lexington is proud to announce that we  celebrated our BASICS Inaugural Graduation on April 17th.  The group was facilitated by Melinda Wirkus and Jolinda Todd.   Congratulations to all participants who endured two snow/ice storm cancellations and remained committed to the end of the course.  A graduation photo is attached.

BASICS 2015 Spring Graduation

We hope this successful class is the beginning of more BASICS classes to come.  We are beginning a wait-list for the next course so please refer interested folks to either this e-mail or phone the NAMI office at 859-272-7891.


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