Mental illness alliance kicks off speaker series

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Beaufort County will start its fall speaker series with Joy Lauerer, a nursing professor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. She also has a private practice at Volunteers in Medicine. She will discuss "New Treatment Options in Mental Health" at 7 p.m. today at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton. The seminar follows NAMI's monthly Evening Support Group for caregivers and family members of a person with a mental illness. The support group begins at 6 p.m. and the seminar is at 7 p.m.

Details: 843-681-2200, www.NAMIBeaufortCounty.com