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Free mental health class

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church is offering free mental health classes for adults living with mental illness.
The 10-week course offers peer-to-peer help in an educational setting focused on recovery that offers “respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.”
Course topics include relapse prevention, brain biology, mental illness symptoms, stigma and recovery, cultural perceptions of mental health, mindfulness, spirituality, substance abuse and addiction, physical health, suicide prevention, advanced directives, working with your doctor, and empowerment and advocacy.
The class meets Saturdays from 9-11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 21 and through Nov. 23.
To register, call Lauren Baker at (562) 298-3002.

Published: Sept. 12, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 22

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