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Family-to-Family Education Program

A program dedicated in empowering family members supporting a loved one with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family

Who?

We welcome family members of those diagnosed with a mental health condition to join one of our NAMI Family-to-Family classes. We offer online classes, best practices, crisis planning, resources, and support for those who care for someone diagnosed with a mood disorder, psychosis, or related disorder.

Our courses are led by trained facilitators who are also family members of adults living with mental health conditions. We are here to help.

How?

We welcome you to enroll in any class that meets your scheduling and location requirements. The classes are sponsored by NAMI Greater Houston. There is no cost for family members.

ONLINE Family-to-Family 8-week course: All classes are online via Zoom, open to eligible participants regardless of your location. Please Call 713-970-4435 (en Español: 713-970-4481) to register or complete the registration form here.

What to Expect?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course via zoom for the family and significant others of individuals living with a mental health condition.

  1. The course is taught by NAMI-trained family members
  2. All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
  3. Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program

The course includes:

  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders
  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
  • Learning in special workshops for problem-solving, listening, and communication techniques
  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

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