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Programs and Services

Education

 

 

 

 

A free 15 hour educational program for parents/caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms as children. It provides critical information related to caregiving, discussion and interactive exercises for caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.

 

 

 

 

NAMI Provider Education introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. You’ll develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of the treatment process.

 

 

Family & Friends is a pilot program that teaches about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. This is a single 4-hour seminar for family members and friends of individuals living with mental illness. 

 

 

 

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health. High-school Students, parents, and teachers can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals affected by mental illness.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 8 hour class 8 helps attendees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Introduces risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and how to de-escalate crisis situations. For adolescents and adults. The class builds understanding of early intervention.

 

 

 

A 1-2 hour class teaching lifesaving skills. Attendees learn how to ask if someone is considering suicide, how to respond, and to know when and how to refer the individual to the appropriate resources.

 

 

Support

 

 

 

NAMI Connection is a support and recovery group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

NAMI Family Support is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Groups meet on a monthly basis. The hallmark of a NAMI support group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the other participants. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.