These Community Wellness Classes are for people who want to learn more about mental health issues and addictions. Whether learning how to care for yourself or a family member, there is much to explore. The interactive classes are taught by experts in the mental health and/or addiction fields along with family advocates. Our experts include physicians and staff at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC and NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Registration must be in advance.
- Class size is limited.
- Cost is $30 per class.
- Child care is provided at no charge.
- For additional information, contact Nancy Mundy at (412) 204-9090.
This class provides an overview of some of the more common mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder. We will review substance abuse, the symptoms, and the different kinds of treatments available. This class will also cover the types of mental health professionals and how to find help.
- Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
You are Not Alone: Someone in My Life is Depressed, What Can I Do?
Depressed individuals may withdraw from family and friends and the activities they enjoy. Others may experience symptoms including: low energy, chronic fatigue, decreased effectiveness at school, work or home, a change in eating and sleeping habits, and loss of sexual interest. This class will give an overview of depression and the types of treatment available. Our experts will provide information about available resources and what you can do to help your loved one.
- Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m.
- Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Classes are sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, Allegheny Family Network and NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania.