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.