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Family and Friends

How to Support A Loved One Enduring Mental Illness


What is NAMI Family & Friends?

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or 4-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

This program is open to family members, friends, neighbors, advocates, and anyone interested in learning more about mental health conditions and how to support those impacted by diagnoses. We offer this program in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. After attending and completing the classes, you are welcome to join us and become a certified leader. Click the register now button above or you may call 713-970-4435.

What to expect?

Once you register we will respond to you within 24-48 hours. If you do not hear from us within this timeframe, please email Angelina Brown Hudson.

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk through the following topics:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment, and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI Greater Houston and community resources

Cristina attended the 4-hour Family and Friends.
Here is her story

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