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Family Portrait


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Advance registration required.


In Person: Thursdays, September 21- November 16 (6:15pm-8:45pm CST)

Location zip code: 78006; Boerne

Registration Closes September 27th or once the course reaches capacity.


In Person: Mondays, September 25 - November 13 (6:30pm-9:00pm CST)

Location zip code: 78209

Registration Closed; Class Cancelled

In Person: Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15 (6:30pm-9:00pm CST)

Location zip code: 78205

Registration Closes October 3rd or once the course reaches capacity.

In Person: Tuesdays, October 3- November 21 (6:30pm-9:00pm CST)

Location zip code: 78163; Bulverde

Registration Closes October 9th or once the course reaches capacity.

Online: Thursdays, September 21- November 9th (6:30pm-9:00pm CST)

Registration Closed.

The term family is viewed from a broad perspective, including parents, siblings, spouses, adult sons and daughters, partners and significant others.

Family-to-Family is a free, eight (8) class education program for family members of adults living with mental illness. The program is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing.  

The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

What does Family-to-Family include?

  • Current information about the major mental illnesses and the most current research available on the biological aspects of these illnesses;

  • Up-to-date information on the possibilities for living in recovery, including a variety of treatment strategies currently available;

  • A class on empathy which creates an understanding of the subjective, lived experience of a person living with mental illness;

  • Specific skills-training in the areas of problem solving, listening, communication techniques and handling crises and relapse;

  • An overall focus on care for the caregiver such as learning to cope with worry, stress and emotional overload;

  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and offer tips of advocating for those supports and services; and

  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services, with an emphasis on personal advocates for the parent/caregiver and child on an individual level.  

De Familia a Familia
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Un curso gratuito de 12 clases para adultos que son familiares o aquellas personas que cuidan de personas con una condición de salud mental tal como esquizofrenia, depresión, trastorno bipolar, ansiedad, o estrés post-traumático. Esta clase de 2½ horas es impartida por personas que tienen un ser querido con una condición de salud mental.

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