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NAMI Homefront



NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions.

Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran.
The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. Now offered online!
We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate.
Audio will be via telephone, a headset is recommended.
We will be offering four classes online (convenient for multiple time zones), each lasting for six weeks.


*All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs.

We will also offer one course, live and in person, for 6 consecutive Thursdays, beginning,
Thursday, September 6, 2018 
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s.

Participant Perspectives 

Graduates of NAMI Homefront say:

“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”

-Mother of a Veteran

“I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.”

-Spouse of a Veteran

What you can expect from NAMI Homefront

  • A toolkit of information
  • Up-to-date information about a range of mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring substance use disorders.
  • Impact of mental illness on the brain.
  • Current research on treatments including medication, side effects, and evidence-based therapies.
  • Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency
  • Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
  • Strategies for self-care including stress management and emotional overload.
  • Guidance on locating appropriate federal, state and local supports and services.
  • A sense of community
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and Service Members/Veterans dealing with a mental illness and the invisible wounds of war like PTSD. The in-person group experience of NAMI Homefront provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
We encourage you to attend one of our Family support groups or a support group specifically for military families.  You can find a list of our family support groups by clicking here: Family Support Group
For more information about Homefront, please call us our office at 713-970-4495 or fill in the form below.

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