Support Groups – In-Person and Virtual

Support groups are one of NAMI’s most important programs. All of our support groups are led by those with lived experience, either as a peer or as a family member, and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees.

Currently we offer the following groups through our local affiliates:

  • NAMI Family Support Groups are local meetings of family members, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Participants can talk freely about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom.
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are peer-based mutual support groups that meet for 90 minutes of safe, confidential personal sharing in a flexible group setting. The groups are open to any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition and are designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structed support group model. The meetings are led by trained Support Group Facilitators living in recovery themselves.
  • Specialty Support Groups – these vary by affiliate and include an LGBTQ+ group, an African-American Stress and Anxiety group, and a Survivors of Suicide Attempts group.

Visit our events calendar to find the support group that works best for you.

Events Calendar

Prefer to meet from the comfort of your home? Our local affiliates all over the state offer virtual support group meetings. You don’t have to belong to that particular affiliate to visit one of their virtual meetings! Click below to find a list of virtual events.

Virtual Events