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Family-to-Family Education Program

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We welcome family members of those diagnosed with a mental health condition to join one of our NAMI Family-to-Family classes.  Each semester, we offer a new class schedule listing our premier education program which offers best practices, crisis planning, resources, and support for those who care for someone diagnosed with a mood disorder, psychosis, or related disorder.  Please call or email us in order to register for this free course and to collect details surrounding the specific location and what to expect.

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

The following classes will be offered in Spring 2019.  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.

Spring 2019 Schedule**

** Note: Date Changes

Midtown

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins March 11, 2019
meeting weekly on Mondays
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at
First Unitarian Universalist Church

Southwest

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins March 28, 2019
meeting weekly on Thursdays
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at
The Harris Center

Deer Park

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins March 13, 2019
meeting weekly on Wednesdays
6:30 am to 9:00 pm at
St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

Spring Branch

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins March 12, 2019
meeting weekly on Tuesdays
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at
Trini-Mendenhall Community Center

Stafford 

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins March 28, 2019
meeting weekly on Thursdays
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at
United Way of Fort Bend

Cypress

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins March 30, 2019
meeting weekly on Saturdays at
9:00 am to 12:00 pm at
Cypress Bible Church

Spring

Family-to-Family 12 week course
begins Saturday, March 30, 2019
meeting weekly on Saturdays at
9:30 am to 12:00 pm at
Plymouth Church of Christ

What to Expect

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for 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:

  1. 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
  2. Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  3. Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  4. Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
  5. Learning in special workshops for problem-solving, listening, and communication techniques
  6. Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  7. Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  8. Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
  9. Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

To learn more about Family-to-Family, call Angelina Brown Hudson, Director of Education & Programs at (713) 970-4489 or email
abhudson@namigreaterhouston.org

You can also fill out the pre-registration form below, and someone will contact you with further information.

2019 Family-to-Family Pre-Registration

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