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Charlie Norwood VA to host training for family, friends of service members with mental health issues

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will be hosting a series of training sessions to help educate the family and friends of veterans with mental health conditions.

National Alliance of Mental Illness "Homefront" is a six-session training series that focuses on the unique needs of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. The course is designed to help friends, family and significant others understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being. The course teachers have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

The course runs for six consecutive Wednesdays starting Wednesday, May 10. Each session runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center at 1 Freedom Way in Augusta.

Those interested can register with VA Local Recover Coordinator Dilia Castro by calling 706-733-0188 ext. 6358 or via email at dilia.castro@va.gov. You can also contact NAMI Homefront teacher Faye Taylor at 770-851-7204 or via email at faye.m.taylor@gmail.com.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information, visit www.nami.org.

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