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Out of the Shadows – NAMI Maine

This program is a ten-week training session for young families that have a child living with a mental illness. It was developed by licensed clinicians and family members living with mental illnesses. The information contained in this course will help family members cope with the illness, improve their understanding of mental illnesses and find support of other families in similar situations. Out of the Shadows provides an overview of the child’s rights in the educational and mental health system and tactics for negotiating the system to get the help your child needs. For more information or to find out if this course will be taught in your area, contact NAMI Maine.

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Contact: NAMI Maine at 207.622.5767 or email

To see if this program is offered near you, contact your local and state NAMI affiliates.