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Peer - Led Programs and Education Classes

Understanding Mental Illness Through Instruction

Mental Health Education Classes and Peer-led Programs for our Community

Across the NAMI Greater Houston service area, more than 100 trained and certified volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to corporations. With the unique understanding of people with lived experiences, our programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support. We provide these services to those who are:

  • impacted by a mental health condition,
  • family members of those diagnosed, or
  • advocates for those working towards recovery after receiving a mental health diagnosis.

We offer education that is designed to support you and your needs. See our health education class offering below.

Providing Mental Health Educational Classes Across the NAMI Greater Houston service area

NAMI Greater Houston offers in-person and virtual mental health education classes.
These include:

 NAMI Family and Friends

A 4-hour condensed version of Family-to-Family and welcomes family member and non-family member participants to learn more about mental health conditions.

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NAMI Family-to-Family

A free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. This course is also offered in Spanish as, De Familia a Familia.

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nami Peer-to-Peer

A free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. The course is led by 2 program leaders who maintain their mental health recovery.

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NAMI Basics (English and Spanish)

A 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand. This course is also offered in Spanish as, NAMI Bases y Fundamentos.

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NAMI Homefront

A free, 6-session educational program designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of military personnel who have served or are currently serving our country and live with mental health conditions, such as PTSD, Borderline, or other diagnoses. It is offered online and in person.

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NAMI Provider Education Program

A 4-hour seminar course, or hosted as a 15-hour course, for mental health providers that presents an insightful and subjective view of family and consumer experiences with serious mental illness. CEUs are provided.

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