NAMI / Mental Health


 

GRACEALLIANCE LIVING GRACE MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP

Adults (18+) living with a mental health condition. Ongoing support structure focusing on God’s Grace for life transformation as we share our challenges, strengths and hopes. Learning new communication skills, coping strategies, community resources and more. Share, learn, grow and make friends along the way to recovery. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Boerne, Family Life Center, room 144. Drop-ins welcome.

Jenny Russell (Facilitator)jlr8546@yahoo.com

Donald and Mary O’Connor - (830) 368-4112 - ffllaagg37@msn.com

 


 

GRACEALLIANCE LIVING GRACE MENTAL HEALTH FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

This group is for family members and friends who have a loved one living with a mental health condition. We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Boerne, Family Life Center, room 164. Share, listen, learn, grow, recover. Drop-ins are welcome.

Donald and Mary O’Connor - (830) 368-4112 - ffllaagg37@msn.com

 


 

NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS) FAMILY-TO-FAMILY PROGRAM

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. All you need to do is call the office and sign up!!

The Family-to-Family curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

Family-to-Family Course Topics Include:

  1. Family responses to the trauma of mental illness.
  2. Schizophrenia, major depression and mania: diagnosis and dealing with critical periods.
  3. Depression and Bi-Polar sub-types; Panic disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Borderline Personality Disorder; Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders.
  4. The biology of the brain: emerging scientific discoveries.
  5. Problem solving workshop.
  6. Medication review.
  7. Understanding the inner experience of having a mental illness.
  8. Communication skills workshop.
  9. Self-care, relative group testimony.
  10. Rehabilitation, services available.
  11. Advocacy, fighting stigma.
  12. Celebration and certification ceremony.

Donald and Mary O’Connor - (830) 368-4112 - ffllaagg37@msn.com

 


 

SAVE THE DATE!

AUGUST 24- 25 - FRIDAY -SATURDAY PATHWAYS TO HOPE CONFERENCE

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness FREE - Tobin Center pathwaystohope.net to register