Understanding the Children’s Mental Health System is a free, two-hour class that helps parents, school staff, and other providers gain information about the different types of services and supports available to families who have a child with a mental illness, and how to access them. 

The class also provides an understanding of the best practices and the rights of children and their families in the clinical treatment setting as well as the school. 

Sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the class will be held on Oct. 15, from 6  to 8:00 p.m., at the Otter Tail Co. Government Service Center, 500 West Fir Avenue, in Fergus Falls. To register, please contact NAMI at 651-645-2948 or go to “classes” at namimn.org.