Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Cape Cod and The Islands is once again offering its Family to Family Education course, a free 12-week course all about the various mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, OCD, anxiety disorders, major depression and others. Medications, communication skills and self care are also covered. Taught by trained family member volunteers, weekly classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Vineyard Haven and continue for 12 consecutive weeks through March 13. For additional information and to register, contact the NAMI CC&I office at 508-778-4277 or info@namicapecod.org.

Ron Holmes


The writer is executive director of NAMI Cape Cod and The Islands.