You Are Not Alone
When your family member develops a mental health condition, it is important to remember that you’re not alone. Family members, caregivers, and loved ones often provide crucial help and 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 with accessing resources, support groups, or educational information. Sometimes, they may refuse any and all help, even when it is necessary. NAMI North Texas is here to support 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.
Family to Family
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week educational program for family members of adults living with a mental health condition: parents, siblings, spouses, adult children, partners, and significant others. The intention of this course is to offer insight and support into your loved one's condition while helping you understand how to better take care of yourself. Family-to-Family provides information on diagnoses, their biological aspects, possibilities for living in recovery, and details a variety of treatment strategies available. While you learn how to best advocate for, communicate with, and relate to your loved one, you will also be surrounded by support from other individuals on the same journey. Throughout the course, you will also learn how to cope with worry, stress and emotional overload through confidential, empathetic conversations. Family-to-Family is taught by trained facilitators who know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition. Everyone is a valued participant, and we welcome you to join and share.
Family Support Group:
NAMI Family Support Group is a free,90-minute, monthly support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals with a mental health condition. Facilitated by peers who have experience caring for loved ones living with a mental health condition, these trained individuals understand your struggles and offer compassionate support. Family Support Groups are structured in a casual, relaxed environment, without an educational format, where everything you share is kept completely confidential. Members gain hope, insight, support, and community through conversations with peers who are in a similar position. You will have the opportunity to grow from other’s experiences, as you learn from and support one another. You never have to share more than you want to, and there is no need to register-just come when you need someone to talk to. Family Support Groups are open to all adults whose loved ones are living with a mental health condition, regardless of diagnosis. We welcome footdrop in and share your thoughts at any time.