ENID, Okla. — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is seeking volunteers to become trained facilitators for mental health support groups.

NAMI is offering two free facilitator training sessions: Family Support Group facilitator, Sept. 21-22, and Connections Recovery Support Group facilitator, Sept. 27-28, both in Oklahoma City.

Family Support GroupFacilitator Training

This two-day training will be offered 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 in Oklahoma City.

The training is designed for family members who have a loved one living with a mental health condition, according to a NAMI press release.

Facilitator training is open to adults who have lived as a family member or significant other of someone with a mental health condition and who can make a commitment to lead a NAMI Family Support Group for one year after successfully completing the training.

To register or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/FSGFall2019.

Registration closes on Sept. 11, or when the class reaches max capacity.

Connections Recovery Support Facilitator Training

This two-day training is designed for individuals who have experienced a mental health condition and are “in a place in their recovery journey where they can co-lead a support group,” according to the NAMI press release.

Those who complete the training will commit to lead a support group for one year.

The class will meet 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 in Oklahoma City.

For registration and more information, visit http://bit.ly/ConnectionsF2019.

Registration closes on Sept. 18, or when the class reaches max capacity.

For information contact Angela Parsons, NAMI OK Programs Coordinator, at angela@namioklahoma.org or (405) 601-8283.

Parsons said more information, including the training location, will be sent to those who register for the training sessions.

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