HALLOWELL — NAMI Maine, a statewide nonprofit organization providing education, support and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their families, has opened registration for two new educational presentations.

“Supporting Safety + Well-Being in Our Young People,” with Krystel Thyrring, Youth Mental Health Programs director at NAMI Maine, is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, online via Zoom. The session will focus on what people can do to help young people coming into their own.

“Self-Advocacy: Protecting Your Rights,” with Simonne Maline from Consumer Council System Of Maine and Kevin Voyvodich from Disability Rights Maine, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, online via Zoom. Maline and Voyvodich will offer a presentation for consumers of mental health services and their families.

This presentation will provide information for consumers of mental health services about how to effectively advocate for one’s self. Family members can gain insight on how to help their family member living with a mental health condition speak up for themselves in treatment settings.

Both presentations will include time for questions and answers. Registration for both is available at namimaine.org.

NAMI Maine is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Maine provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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