Mental Illness Support Group Launches at Grand Forks Air Force Base – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will provide support group services at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

According to a press release, the free and confidential support group will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Prairie Rose Chapel on base. The self-help group is aimed at soldiers and their adult family members who have a loved one with mental illness. The group is offered by the NAMI Grand Forks Chapter of the national organization.

According to NAMI, one in four active military members shows signs of a mental illness, and one in five adults in the US experiences mental health problems each year.

In Grand Forks, family support group services are offered on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Job Service of North Dakota building, 1501 28th Avenue South.

NAMI Grand Forks is run by volunteers who work to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support groups to reduce the stigma of mental illness and is part of NAMI’s national advocacy group.

For more information on the Grand Forks Air Force Base group, contact Dolly Walls at [email protected] For information on NAMI Grand Forks, contact Lois Sott at [email protected]

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