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April 2019

African American Family Support Group – You Are Not Alone Workshop

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA United States
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Afam Health Wellness You Are Not Alone Apr2019

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:30am – 2:30pm, the African American Family Outreach Project will host its free informational workshop "YOU ARE NOT ALONE," for African American families who seek support and care for those who are living with mental illness and/or addicted to drugs or alcohol with an opportunity to talk with several mental health professionals. Open to the community, the "You Are Not Alone" workshop is open to the entire community and will take place at the North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA (ample parking is available around back of the Senior Center). RSVP today! Family members with lived experience say "when mental illness or substance abuse hit our loved ones, we did not know where to turn. In these workshops, we're actually able to talk with the managing psychiatrist for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and get answers! It's made a huge difference." Interim Director of Alameda County Behavioral Health Services, Carol Burton, will attend the meeting and wants to hear families’ concerns and comments. Time will be offered for individuals to discuss symptoms, causes and medications with a psychiatrist; an expert in dealing with drug and alcohol problems and advice from experienced family members who…

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