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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.

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.

Summer 2020 Family-to-Family Courses

All Classes are now offered online!

Klein Class (Class is full)

Teachers: Patti Suler, Billy Pickett, and Lana Hand
Meets weekly, Saturdays 9:30 AM to 12 Noon
Call to register: 713-970-4435

Start Date: July 18, 2020

Lockwood Class with African American community focus

Teachers: Sheila Muldrow and Charles Hill
Meets weekly, Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Call to register: 713-970-4435

Start Date: July 14, 2020

East End Class with Latin-X community focus

Teachers: Yolanda Martinez, Carmen Martinez, and Selyna Garza
Meets weekly, Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Call to register: 713-970-4435

Start Date: July 16, 2020

NASA Class

Teachers: Rachel Gamblin and Janet Lofland
Meets weekly, Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Call to register: 713-970-4435

Start Date: July 15, 2020

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.

2020 Family-to-Family Pre-Registration

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