Walker & Polzer on the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Anne U. Walker & Janet Polzer on the National Alliance on Mental Illness
MGC Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM

Multicultural Genealogical Center (http://www.mgcenter.org/)
Friends Meeting House, Chesterhill, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Guest speakers Anne U. Walker and Janet Polzer will speak about National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (http://www.namiathensohio.org/) at the monthly meeting of the Multicultural Genealogical Center.

Anyone who is in a crisis with a loved one with a brain disorder should know there is a group they can count on for support and information. NAMI’s mission is to improve the quality of life, ensure dignity and respect for persons with serous mental illness, and to support their families.

Anne U. Walker is a retired language teacher. She became involved with NAMI 12 years ago when her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia and has served as president, vice president, member of the board and teacher of the Family to Family class.

Janet Polzer taught in a New Jersey high school for 30 years. She retired and launched on an extensive search for the right place to live in retirement. After visiting 16 cities throughout the United States, she and her husband chose Athens, Ohio. She has one child, Seth, who suffers from bipolar disorder. He is now 28 and was diagnosed seven years ago. Janet is active in several organizations, but her most passionate commitment is to NAMI where she welcomes every opportunity to “spread the word.”

Meetings are free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the meeting.

The MGC is a non-profit organization to documenting the contributions of multicultural and multiracial families to the social, cultural, political, religious, educational, and economic development of the Ohio River Valley.

Contact: Ada Woodson Adams amadams -at- frognet.net, President, MGC


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