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Family and 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.


Spring 2020 Schedule

Due to precautions we are taking relative to COVID-19, we are suspending all In-Person

Family & Friends Seminars until further notice.


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

If you are interested in bringing this seminar to your community, please contact Angelina Hudson, Program Director at or 713-970-4489.

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