ARCHBOLD – Tanya Brunner, office manager of the Defiance County Veterans Affairs Office, will talk about post-traumatic stress disorder and help that is available for families with a loved one who suffers from PTSD at the Tuesday, Jan. 5 NAMI Four County meeting.
The program, which is open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Route 66 south of Archbold.
A veteran of the Navy Reserve, Brunner is a Nationally Accredited Service Officer and has been an advocate for armed forces veterans and their families for more than 20 years. In addition to talking about post-traumatic stress disorder, she will explain a special counseling program that has been started for veterans’ wives or other family members to help them work through the issues that PTSD causes their loved one as well as the family.
NAMI Four County is an affliliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest organization of family members and friends of persons living with a mental illness, as well as those who have a mental illness. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month, usually at the Four County ADAMhs Board office.
NAMI also offers free mental health family education classes for persons who have a loved one with any type of mental illness and support groups for both family members and individuals with a mental illness.
For detailed information on the classes and support groups, please visit NAMI Four County’s website: www.namifourcounty.org. Or, contact Katie Beck, the chapter president, at 567-239-5477.
The website also has information about local behavioral health providers who provide services on a sliding fee schedule as well as links to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for a current list of support groups and meeting times and locations in the four county area.