Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Offering Community Wellness Classes

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WHAT: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of UPMC, Allegheny Family Network, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwestern Pennsylvania now offer a variety of classes for people who want to learn more about mental health issues and addictions.  One in four adults experiences a mental health disorder in any given year.  You may learn practical information, skills, techniques, and receive tools to help yourself and/or your loved ones.

WHO: Interactive classes are taught by experts in the mental health and/or addiction fields, along with family advocates.

WHEN & WHERE: Four classes focused on specific mental health topics will be offered, and each class will be offered on two separate dates.  Participants interested in a class can attend on either date, as each class will be presented twice.

Specific dates and locations are as follows*:

  • “So You or Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD,” to learn more about medications and different tactics that can help your child and you at home, school, and in the workplace.
    • Class Dates & Locations:
      • Monday, May 13, 2013, 10 a.m. to Noon, Rodef Shalom (4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213); course code W102
      • Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church (199 Clairton Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236); course code W103
  • “Mental Health Concerns and School Issues: What’s in Your Backpack,” to learn more about children’s mental health needs as it relates to schools (public, private, homeschool, etc.).
    • Class Dates & Locations:
      • Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., UPMC Passavant Assembly Hall, Medical Building S, Lower Level (9102 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237); course code W100
      • Friday, May 24, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon, Hill House Association, Kaufman Building (1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219); course code W101
  • “You Are Not Alone: Facts About Mental Health and Mental Illness,” to learn more about common mental health conditions, and the different treatments available.
    • Class Dates & Locations:
      • Thursday, June 6, 2013, 10 a.m. to Noon, Hill House Association, Kaufman Building (1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219); course code W106
      • Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church (199 Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236); course code W107
  • “You Are Not Alone, Someone in My Life is Depressed, What Can I Do?” to learn more about depression and the types of treatment available.
    • Class Dates & Locations:
      • Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10 a.m. to Noon, Hill House Association, Kaufman Building (1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219); course code W104
      • Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., UPMC Passavant Assembly Hall, Medical Building S, Lower Level (9102 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237); course code W105

*Preregistration is required, and classes cost between $30-35 per individual.  Visit https://classes.upmc.com to register.

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