For those close to someone with a mental illness, sometimes the situation can be tough. One way to help is through NAMI. NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This is the nation's largest grassroots organization "dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness," according to its website.
The group provides 12-session courses for caregivers of someone with mental illness to teach both coping methods and to create discussion and interactive exercises. The courses provides both important information for caregivers, as well as methods to create a positive impact in the life of those affected by mental illness.
NAMI Class for Caregivers. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. FREE. McLaren-Greater Lansing Education Building, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave. Lansing.
Classes and Seminars
(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. At 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St. Haslett.
A Course in Miracles. From 7 to 9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Lansing. 517-371-3010.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. From 6 to 8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale Lansing.
Celebrate Recovery. At 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road Lansing.
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. At 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 346-9900.
Lansing Reiki Share. From 6 to 8 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 335 Seymour Ave., Suite D. Lansing. 517-402-6727.
12-Step Meeting. From 12 to 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St. Lansing.
Call for Crafters. From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Space rental $15. Table rental $5 Electrical access $5. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave. Lansing.
Lunch at the Meridian Senior Center. From 12 to 1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested for ages 60+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.
Party Bridge. From 1 to 4 p.m. $1 Members/$2 Public. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.
Spanish Conversation. From 7 to 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Teen Movies. From 1 to 3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.