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Atlantic General Hospital To Host Nami Lower Shore Support Group

Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital will be hosting a free National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group Program beginning March 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

NAMI Lower Shore will be offering a monthly Family Support Group Program available to family members of persons with mental illness. The support group model, which is run by trained family members, has been designed to help families effectively cope with a family member with mental illness.

The support groups are not illness or relationship specific. They include problem solving and shared wisdom, which helps improve effective coping skills when dealing with a family member’s mental illness. The groups are designed for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult children and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar and major depression), anxiety disorders and other sever and chronic mental illnesses.

NAMI Lower Shore Family Support Group will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning, Tuesday, March 10th from 6:30-8:00 in the Atlantic Health Center, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin MD 21811.

The group is free. No registration or enrollment is required. Support groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness.

For more information contact Carole Spurrier, NAMI Lower Shore Representative, at 410-208-4003 or by email at; or Gail S. Mansell, AGH Director Supportive Care Services, at 410-641-9725 or by email at

About NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI {Affiliate Name} is an affiliate of NAMI . NAMI and dedicated volunteer members and leaders work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital,