Mission and Vision
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.
NAMI San Antonio provides free peer-led mental health education classes and support groups for individuals living with a mental health condition and their loved ones, as well as hosts community events.
ABOUT NAMI- GREATER SAN ANTONIO:
NAMI -Greater San Antonio is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by mental illness. How?
> We form a community that welcomes all
> We learn together, share information, understandings and experiences
> We advocate together
> We provide NAMI education and support programs in San Antonio and surrounding areas
> We depend on volunteers
NAMI-Greater San Antonio has a large number of programs to execute the Mission and Vision of the organization, some of which are described below. See their website for complete information or to register for in-person or online options.
1. NAMI Basics (https://www.nami-sat.org/basics) is a free, 6-week class for parents/guardians, caregivers, and other family members who provide care for youth (age 22 and younger) who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This course is also available in Spanish.
2. NAMI Basics (https://www.nami-sat.org/homefront) is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. It helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.
3. NAMI Peer-to-Peer (https://www.nami-sat.org/peer-to-peer) is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.
4. NAMI Family-to-Family (https://www.nami-sat.org/family-to-family) is a free, 8-session education program specifically for family members, partners, and friends
of adults (18+) who live with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.
The Family-to-Family program is offered in Boerne. Classes are held at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Contact Donald & Mary O'Connor for more information by email at email@example.com.