NAMI Support Groups
- See the individual first, not the illness.
- Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
- Understand that mental illness are traumatic events.
- Aim for better coping skills.
- Find strength in sharing experiences.
- Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination.
- Not judge anyone's pain.
- Forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
- Embrace humor as healthy.
- Accept that we cannot solve every problem.
- Work for a better future in a realistic way.
Family Support Group
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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of people living with a mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. NAMI's Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
- Free of cost to participants.
- Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of people living with mental illness.
- Led by family members of people living with mental illness.
- No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended.
What You'll Gain: By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met.
Connections (Peer to Peer)
Connections is a free, confidential recovery support group for adults 18 and older who are living with mental illness where people learn from one another's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. The group provides an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of living with mental illness and the techniques for maintaining wellness. The group is facilitated by peers living in recovery. The Connections Group follows a structured model where everyone has an opportunity to share. The group is free of cost and confidential.
What You'll Gain: By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community.
What People are Saying: "NAMI Connection has enabled me to take a good look at my illness and see that I am not alone. The program has given me additional tools to not only accept my illness, but to help others along the way."
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