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NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other's experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

family support groups

Family Support Groups  are meetings for caregivers or loved ones of individuals with a mental illness. They provide a safe place to talk about challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom.

Check with your local affiliate for more information or view our list of available family support groups

connection recovery support groups

Connection Recovery Support Groups are weekly recovery support groups for people living with mental illness. These groups provide an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of living with mental illness and the techniques for maintaining wellness.


Check with your local affiliate for more information or view our list of available connection support groups.

What people are saying 


Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities.


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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