NAMI Real Talk on Mental Wellness Support Group is a peer-led support group for adults who identify as people of color.  This support group is intended to help families engage in healthy dialogue while learning how to care for their personal mental health and that of their families.  You will gain insight by hearing the challenges and successes of others.  These groups are led by trained similarly-identified peers.  

Meeting Details

  • This group meets in-person the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning April 12, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  
  • Location:  Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL  33705

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
  • Meets 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 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 discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn now to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Real Talk on Mental Wellness Support Group will help you:

  • 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 Jo Dee Nicosia, Director of Programs, or call  727-826-0807.