Free Workshop for Family Caregivers Helping with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse, Saturday, Jan. 26

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Dr. Aaron Chapman

The African American Family Outreach Project in­vites family caregivers to a free workshop for those who are coping with a person liv­ing with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse.

The purpose of the work­shop is to help caregivers learn about serious mental illness and/or substance abuse and to help them connect with use­ful services. Dr. Aaron Chap­man, the lead psychiatrist in Alameda County’s Behavioral Health Care System, will dis­cuss treatments for mental ill­ness and answer questions.

A number of service pro­viders will also be available to describe what’s available to support family members as well as to advise on support for people whose lives are affected by alcohol or substance abuse.

Over the past two years over 200 people have attended the workshops, many express­ing appreciation for the rare opportunity to hear from pro­fessionals in the field as well as to share concerns and learn from other family members.

Please join this commu­nity event on January 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Ed Roberts Campus, 3079 Adeline Street, (across from the Ashby Bart Station) in Berkeley. A free lunch will be served to all who reserve a seat by call­ing (510) 697-8533 by Jan. 24, 2019.

Margot Dashiell is the facil­itator of the African American Family Support Group.

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