Education & Support
Family Members & Caregivers
When your family member develops a mental health condition, it is essential to remember that you are not alone. Family members, caregivers, and loved ones often provide crucial support to those who live with mental health conditions. While this support is extremely valuable to your loved ones’ mental health, we understand that you may have questions, concerns, and struggles as you navigate their condition. Your family member may need help accessing resources, support groups, or educational information. Sometimes, they may even refuse help even when it is necessary.
NAMI North Texas supports you through this process as it can be overwhelming to attempt alone. We offer two different options specifically for family members: Family-to-Family and Family Support Group.
Individuals Living with Mental Illness
For those who suffer from a mental health condition, knowing the facts about mental health can help to lessen the burden of a diagnosis. One in five Americans experiences some form of mental illness in any given year, and severe conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or long-term recurring major depression affects one in 25 Americans.
Mental illness can affect anyone at any point in their life and is not a reflection of self-worth or ability but instead should be viewed as any other serious illness. Mental illness is never your fault, nor the responsibility of those around you. It is not a personal failure to experience symptoms of mental illness that interfere with your daily functioning or make it hard for you to enjoy life as you used to. With this being said, many misconceptions exist surrounding mental illness that make it hard for those who suffer to seek help, and the stigma of having a mental health condition can worsen symptoms. Although mental illness can feel isolating, you are not alone, and there is hope for recovery.
NAMI North Texas offers many different tools, resources, and support groups for many demographics, aiming to educate, support, and advocate for those with mental illnesses.