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.
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
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.
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