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NAMI Texas Panhandle is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals living with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.


Zoom Meetings:

1st Monday of Each Month from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This free support group is for family members / loved ones of individuals living with mental illness and offers support, group wisdom, and help with resources.  We can help you understand your loved one’s mental illness, set boundaries, communicate and negotiate, practice self-care, locate resources, and gain comfort from knowing you are not alone.

Click here to register for this Family Support Group

4th Saturday of Each Month from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

This free meeting is open to individuals living with mental illness, family members of individuals living with mental illness, mental health professionals, and other interested community members.  The meeting offers regular speakers on mental health issues, support and help locating mental health resources, and engagement in community advocacy initiatives.

Click here to attend this meeting

NAMI Texas Panhandle offers the following In-Person Programs:

Each Wednesday from 1:00-2:30 p.m.:  NAMI Texas Panhandle Connection Support Group, located on the 4th floor of Polk St. Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX

This free support group is led by trained individuals who are living in recovery from their mental illness.  It offers valuable support and guidance to those who are struggling with various issues related to mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and more.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

NOTE: In-person Connection groups will start again in late February 2021.  Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be maintained.

 

Returning in Fall 2021:

NAMI Texas Panhandle Family-to-Family Class:

Family-to-Family is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program for family members and loved ones of those living with mental illness.  It offers 8 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The free course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders.  Up-to-date materials are provided at no cost.

Offered Once or Twice a Year:

NAMI Texas Panhandle Family & Friends Seminar:

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 4-hour seminar that informs and supports family members, significant others, and friends who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation, and NAMI resources. This 4-hour seminar is led by certified, experienced teachers of NAMI Family-to-Family.  Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it’s like to have a loved one with a mental health condition.

 

Meeting and Class Location:

1401 S. Polk St., Room 105
Amarillo, TX  79101

(Space provided by Polk St. United Methodist Church.)

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For more information, please contact:

NAMI Texas Panhandle
namitexaspanhandle@gmail.com 
(806) 570-7356


Online Support Groups & Resources
NAMI Texas www.namitexas.org/online-support-groups
Support groups for those with a mental health condition (Connection Support Group) and family members (Family Support Group)

SupportGroups.com supportgroups.com
A social support network with more than 220 condition-specific groups

Recovery International recoveryinternational.org
Confidential, moderated peer-support meetings

Mental Health America mhanational.org
Specialized support group resources and tips for finding the right group for you

For Like Minds forlikeminds.com
Connect with others who are living with or supporting someone who lives with a mental health condition, substance use, or a stressful life event

American Addiction Centers americanaddictioncenters.org/virtual-meetings
Virtual peer-hosted addiction support meetings

Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health
Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health has expanded virtual support groups to be open to community members and ERC alumni


Coronavirus Information 
Center for Disease Control cdc.gov
CDC information including travel advisories, recommendations, and latest impact numbers

Prevention cdc.gov
Simple CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus

Department of State Health Services https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
The latest from the state public health agency

NAMI Updates on Coronavirus nami.org
Updates and resource guide from NAMI


Managing Mental Health / Resources & Information 

Managing Anxiety & Stress cdc.gov

Mind Matters at Home, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates straight into your home to share valuable information and tools for deepening our community’s understanding and managing of mental health during the challenging situation caused by the coronavirus.

How to Survive Coronavirus Anxiety: 8 Tips from Mental Health Experts today.com

How to Deal With Coronavirus If You Have OCD or Anxiety vice.com

Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Mental Health rollingstone.com

Medication Access Information During COVID-19 from Mental Health America

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority’s COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line  833-251-7544
NTBHA is providing a dedicated 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line for Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall County residents experiencing stress and anxiety related to the current state of emergency.

NAMI Panhandle has compiled these resources to serve only as general information. We do not guarantee that any service on this page is current or up-to-date. This list does not indicate an endorsement of any kind, and it does not represent all available community resources. Moreover, inclusion on this list does not indicate any type of relationship of any kind between NAMI Panhandle and the service provider. Please contact the service provider directly to learn more about available services.

Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI’s identity and the cultural dimensions of mental health webpage.

LGBTIQ+ Resources

Latinx/Hispanic Resources


Resources for parents and caregivers of children

NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education course that was developed in response to the demand for a conveniently accessible version of NAMI Basics. Just like the in-person course, NAMI Basics OnDemand is geared toward the unique needs of parents, other caregivers and other family members who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. It is available online 24/7 and covers much of the same material as the in-person course. To learn more about NAMI Basics OnDemand by going to the following link: OnDemand

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus childmind.org
Tips from the Child Mind Institute on talking to kids about coronavirus in a reassuring way

Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures nesca-newton.com
Tips on creating normalcy and routine for students at home due to school closures

Texas Education Agency https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/safe-and-healthy-schools/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidance
Support and Guidance

Resources for Texas Families from Families Empowered https://familiesempowered.org/for-parents/covid-19-resources/


Contact us!
Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7691
Amarillo, TX  79114

Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/NAMITexasPanhandle

For more information, please contact:

NAMI Texas Panhandle
namitexaspanhandle@gmail.com 
(806) 570-7356

 

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