Free Course Offered to Help Children with Mental Illness

(Canton, Ohio) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness Stark County chapter is offering an additional class for its free ‘basics’ six-week educational program.

The program is designed for parents, teachers, and professionals involved with children at risk as well as those who have what officials all an emotional disturbance, behavioral disorder or mental illness diagnosis.

Officials explain that the course will cover autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety and mood disorders, and schizophrenia, as well as coping skills, advocacy, community support and services, counseling and treatment, medications, special education needs, and the juvenile justice and child protection agencies.

The class will meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. Each class will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays, starting February 11th at Stark College and Career High School, 1379 Garfield Avenue SW.

The course is free, but participants are required to register by calling 330-455-6264.

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