The first week of October is national Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “What I Wish I Had Known.”
So, NAMI Four County’s October 4 meeting will focus on living with bipolar disorder.
Heidi Foster will share her experiences with the illness and its impact on her family and others.
The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. at the Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Route 66 south of Archbold.
Billie Jo Horner, NAMI Four County president, said in keeping with the theme of Mental Illness Awareness Week, persons attending who have lived experience with a mental illness and their loved ones will be encouraged to share valuable things that they have learned over time.
It is hoped that the sharing of experiences will help those who are just starting their journey.
NAMI Four County holds monthly meetings on the first Tuesday that focus on different mental health topics. All NAMI meetings and programs are free and open to the public.
NAMI Four County is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more information on local NAMI programming, including support groups and trainings, visit www.namifourcounty.org.