NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. The group meets VIRTUALLY every other Thursday weekly, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM and IN PERSON the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 12 PM – 1:30 PM.

Family Support Group Virtual Schedule


When: 6:30 PM – 8 PM Where: Zoom


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Schedule for January – October 2024:


  • February 1st,
  • March 14th,
  • April 11th,
  • May   9th,
  • June 6th,
  • August 1st,
  • September 12th,
  • October 10th


  • February 15th,
  • March 28th,
  • April 25th,
  • May 23rd,
  • June 20th, 
  • August 15th,
  • September 26th,
  • October 24th
  • February 29th
  • July  18th
  • August 29th,


Family Support Group In-Person Schedule


When: 12 PM – 1:30 PM 

Where: Unitarian Universalist of Clearwater

2470 Nursery RD Clearwater, FL 33764 or Zoom

Schedule for January – June 2024:


  • January 10th,
  • February 14th,
  • March 13th,
  • April 10th,
  • May 8th,
  • June 12th



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What to Expect

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets twice a monthly 
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can 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. It encourages empathy, productive discussions, and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength, and learn how to identify local resources and utilize them.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • See the individual first, not the illness
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
  • Understand that mental illnesses 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 members and friends can talk openly about their challenges and help one another through their own experience and learned wisdom. Trained NAMI family member facilitators encourage all to participate. 

For more information, please contact Destini Gill, Program Manager, at [email protected] or call (727)-826-0807.