Education Programs & Support Services
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Overview of Education Classes:
The Ending the Silence program is an in-school presentation about mental health. Students, parents, and teachers can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals affected by mental illness.
Partnerships is an award-winning workshop teaching family members how to manage their loved one’s mental illness. Focusing on boundary-setting, self-care, coping, communication, interacting with mental health providers, system navigation, promoting stability and minimizing crises.
AS+K? About Suicide is a best-practice, gatekeeper training course that teaches lifesaving skills. Attendees will learn how to ask the question “Are you thinking about suicide?”, how to seek more information from someone at-risk, how to put their safety first, how to secure lethal means, and know how and when to refer an individual to the appropriate mental health resources.
Overview of Support Services:
A support group for individuals, family members, caregivers and loved ones affected by mental illness. The group breaks off into separate rooms for family members and individuals. This gives each group a chance to share similar experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. Groups meet on a monthly basis.
If you are in need of information regarding mental health conditions or are looking for local resources (i.e. support groups, sliding-scale therapists or psychiatric care, treatment centers, food pantries), we are here to help! Our Information & Referral Line is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Give us a call at 281-585-3100 and get connected to a Helpline Representative today.
NAMI Gulf Coast’s EFA program provides those in need with an adequate supply of clothing in their time of need to help them back on their feet and to achieve greater peace of mind and quality of life.
This provides a list of local mental health services and resources in Galveston, Brazoria, and surrounding counties. The Resource Manual is updated biannually and available through the NAMI Gulf Coast website and office.
The NAMI Gulf Coast monthly newsletter provides those interested in our organization and in mental health (broadly-speaking) with information on our upcoming events and community resources, as well as educational articles to improve readers’ understanding of mental illness. Newsletters are usually sent via email, though they can be provided by snail mail upon individual request.
Overview of Community Events:
During the Holiday season, NAMI GC partners with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church to provide individuals, families, and caregivers a delicious, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. During our Thanksgiving Feast, attendees enjoy fellowship with one another while participating in fun activities like Bingo and raffles.
In the late spring or early summer, NAMI GC invites individuals living with mental illness and their families to its Summer Luau! The Luau is a fun-filled event that provides attendees with food, music, and games!
A community collaborative event of donated hygiene items and small novelties along with other items, such as socks, instant soup, and packets of hot chocolate mix. These sacks are then delivered to individuals with mental illness. Over twenty years ago, NAMI Gulf Coast started this event with only 25 bags, now almost 500 bags are filled each year.