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Family-to-Family Education Program




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.

New Family-to-Family Teacher training scheduled January 3-5, 2020 at The Harris Center.  Requisites are required. If interested, please contact Angelina Hudson, Program Director, 713-970-4489.

Spring 2020 Family-to-Family Courses
Meeting weekly for 12 weeks

Trinity Episcopal Church
Starts Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Cy-Fair ISD Police Department
(training room)
Starts Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Kinsmen Lutheran Church
Starts Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Kingwood Public Library
Starts February 20, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church
Start date TBD based on registration
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Northeast Multi-Service Center
Starts date TBD based on registration
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Church
Starts Thursdays, March 12, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Starts Wednesdays, February 12, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Fort Bend
Location to be finalized soon
Starts Wednesdays, February 19, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Bay Area
Location to be finalized soon
Starts Thursdays, March 5, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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

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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