Dating violence is NAMI meeting focus

Dating violence will be the focus of the Feb. 1 NAMI Four County meeting, which is open to the public. It will be held at the Four County ADAMhs Board office, located at T-761 State Route 66 south of Archbold.

Tara Rex, community and transitional case manager with the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, will be the presenter.

Persons who would rather not attend the meeting in person can participate virtually on NAMI’s Zoom account by contacting B.J. Horner, the chapter’s program coordinator, by email at [email protected] or by calling Wendy Jennings, the chapter’s executive director, at 419-405-3651.

The March meeting program will focus on Alzheimer’s disease and how to distinguish it from other types of dementia. It will be held Tuesday, March 1 starting at 7 p.m. at the ADAMhs Board office with a speaker from the Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, who will also discuss the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, risk factors and possible treatments.

NAMI Four County is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest advocacy organization for persons and families dealing with mental health issues.

In addition to monthly meetings, NAMI Four County provides a number of free support groups for individuals and families living with mental illness as well as free trainings and classes for individuals, family members and persons whose work or volunteer activities bring them into contact with persons who struggle with their mental health.

For a complete listing of support groups and classes, or to simply learn more about mental health topics, visit NAMI’s website: