Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Groups 

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The traditional in-person NAMI Family Support Groups are taking a break from September through December 2020 – we’re in the process of re-grouping to better meet community needs. Please call our office to ask for support from a family facilitator at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10-2).

Virtual. MONDAYS from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Parent & Caregiver Support Group – Check Calendar of Events for Availability

In partnership with Robert Young Center. This a specialized NAMI Family Support Group for caregivers of youth exhibiting symptoms of a mental health condition. Parents, foster parents, grandparents and other direct caregivers are welcome to attend.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

Virtual. Group meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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A group for adults living with a mental health condition. There is no cost to you.  Registration for virtual group is required. Please see our calendar of events to register for virtual group.

NAMI 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. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a mental health condition.

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN:

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
 
This group will help you to:
~See the individual first, not the condition
~Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that have environmental triggers
~Understand that mental illness 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 can not solve every problem
For further information or questions, please email education@namigmv.org or call NAMI office at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10-2).