National Alliance on Mental Illness
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NAMI West Houston Support Groups
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis. Our support groups in West Houston and Katy offer much-needed emotional support, but they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, Social Security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are not professionals; they are family members and mental health consumers just like you. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find in our support groups someone who has "been there, done that" and has experience to share.
Meetings are open to the public. We suggest you call to verify time and place, as schedules may change, especially around holidays.
Family Member Support Groups
For those who have a family member with a diagnosis of mental illness.
First & third Sunday of each month, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Room S201, Katy. Contact Pat or Leon Alderfer, 713-467-3764, for more information. For family members of an adult with a mental illness diagnosis.
Second & Fourth Sunday of each month, 2:30-4:00 p.m., at Pines Presbyterian Church in Room C-5, 12751 Kimberley (Town & Country Village area), across from Bendwood Elementary School. Enter the building at back entrance. Contact Vi Napolitano, 281-893-2493, for more information. For family members of an adult with a mental illness diagnosis.
El Segundo y cuarto martes de cada mes, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Comunidad Catolica St. Cecilia, 11720 Joan Of Arc, #202, Houston. Contacto Dora Pozzi, 713-772-5688. Espanol.
Second & Fourth Sunday of each month, 3:00-4:30 p.m., at BridgePoint Bible Church, 13277 Katy Freeway, Houston in the Music Suite. Contact Pat or Leon Alderfer, 713-467-3764, for more information. A faith-based group for family members of an adult with a mental illness diagnosis.
For family members of a child with a mental illness diagnosis, contact Linda Green at 713-851-5868 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumer Support Groups
For individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness interested in working toward recovery.
NAMI Connection is a unique support group for anyone with a serious mental illness who is interested in maintaining their wellness and recovery. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. These groups are led by trained mentors who are living with a mental illness. For information please contact Vi Napolitano at 281-893-2493
Second & Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. It meets in the board room at the West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood, Houston, 77079. Bateswood intersects Memorial one block West of Kirkwood. The Community Center is one block North of Memorial. Contact Thomas Brink, 713-320-8023, for more information.
First & Third Saturday of each month, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Houston Council on Drugs and Alcohol; 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston 77007 South of Washington Street on Jackson Hill. Ask the watchman for the room number.