Mental Health Support Groups

We’re so glad you’re here and we would love to help. We offer a variety of mental health support groups and finding the right one for you is simple:

  1. Are you a family member of an adult living with a mental health condition?
  2. Are you a caregiver or parent of a youth living with a mental health condition?
  3. Are you an adult living with a mental health condition?

We invite you to attend those that fit your needs. If you’re still not sure which support group is right for you or have any other questions, please contact us.

NAMI’s mental health support groups are unique for a number of reasons.
As with all of our programs, support groups are free and confidential. Online support groups require registration. Walk-ins welcome at in-person meetings.

NAMI Family Support Groups

For Families of Adults Living with a Mental Health Condition

Friends and family members of an adult living with mental illness are invited to attend this support group. Support group facilitators Deb Frick and Tami Bogosian have lived experience with youth and adults.

Session lasts 60 minutes and is held the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. The session is virtual via Zoom. Please check the calendar of events for registration link. As always, participation is confidential and there is no cost to attend.

For Caregivers of Youth Living with a Mental Health Condition

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

Sessions last 60 minutes and meet in person on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. at Mighty Fortress Community Church, 4605 3rd St., Moline, Ill. 61265 (across from Robert Young Center). As always, participation is confidential and there is no cost to attend. Walk-ins welcome.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

For Adults Living with a Mental Health Condition

This adults-only group is called the NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group. All adults (18+) living with or experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition are welcome to attend.

Sessions last 60 minutes. Beginning in May, the group meets in person on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. at Butterworth Center’s Craft Room, 1105 8th St., Moline, Ill. 61265. As always, participation is confidential and there is no cost to attend. Walk-ins welcome.

What You’ll Gain

Aligning with our “You Are Not Alone” campaign, we combine group sharing, empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. We also invite humor where appropriate as laughter is sometimes the best medicine!

All NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley mental health support groups aim to help you:

  • See the individual first, not the condition
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that have environmental triggers and they are the fault of no one
  • 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 not every problem can be solved

For further information or questions about our mental health support groups serving eastern Iowa and western Illinois, please email education@namigmv.org or call NAMI office at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10-2).