Virtual – Family Support Group

This group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Facilitators are Deb Frick and Tami Bogosian.

Open to family and friends of loved ones living with a mental health condition. As a family member you can face unique challenges: complex family dynamics, social isolation and often unpredictable aspects of the condition. It can be overwhelming. Learn from others and our facilitators who have experience supporting youth and adults living with a mental health condition.

We are taking steps for your online privacy and safety. We ask that you register providing minimum basic information. No recording of these video meetings are allowed. Register Here.
Phone or login credentials will be sent to you immediately after registration.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group has moved back to in-person at the Butterworth Center – Craft Room @ 1105 8th St., Moline. Use parking lot at 8th St. & 11th Ave.

(If you are looking for an online group, NAMI Illinois offers Monday & Thursday 7 p.m. groups virtually.)

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

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.


NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group

As of April 1, 2021 this group returns to in-person only meetings. If you are looking for a virtual group, please try our NAMI Family Support Group on 4th Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.

This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in partnership with UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center, Moline. 
  • Walk-ins welcome – no advance registration needed. No charge to attendees.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Do not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers. This support group is held in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Robert Young Center. A grant from Telligen to UnityPoint youth suicide prevention program makes this support group possible.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group has moved back to in-person at the Butterworth Center – Craft Room @ 1105 8th St., Moline. Use parking lot at 8th St. & 11th Ave.

(If you are looking for an online group, NAMI Illinois offers Monday & Thursday 7 p.m. groups virtually.)

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

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.


NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group

This group offers a Hybrid Format: choose in-person or virtual. 

This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. 1st and 3rd Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No charge to attendees.
  • In-person option. Walk-ins welcome – no advance registration needed. Meet at Mighty Fortress Church, 4605 3rd Street, Moline, Ill. 61265. (Across from Robert Young Center, Moline.)
  • Virtual option. Please register here for Monday, January 3 and we will send you a Zoom link. Your privacy is important to us. No recordings of this group is allowed.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Do not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers. 

Virtual – Family Support Group

This group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Facilitators are Deb Frick and Tami Bogosian.

Open to family and friends of loved ones living with a mental health condition. As a family member you can face unique challenges: complex family dynamics, social isolation and often unpredictable aspects of the condition. It can be overwhelming. Learn from others and our facilitators who have experience supporting youth and adults living with a mental health condition.

We are taking steps for your online privacy and safety. We ask that you register providing minimum basic information. No recording of these video meetings are allowed. Register Here.
Phone or login credentials will be sent to you immediately after registration.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group has moved back to in-person at the Butterworth Center – Craft Room @ 1105 8th St., Moline. Use parking lot at 8th St. & 11th Ave.

(If you are looking for an online group, NAMI Illinois offers Monday & Thursday 7 p.m. groups virtually.)

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

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.


NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group

Beginning November 2021, this group moves to a Hybrid Format: choose in-person or virtual. 

This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. 1st and 3rd Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No charge to attendees.
  • In-person option. Walk-ins welcome – no advance registration needed. Meet at Mighty Fortress Church, 4605 3rd Street, Moline, Ill. 61265. (Across from Robert Young Center, Moline.)
  • Virtual option. Please register here for Monday, December 20 and we will send you a Zoom link. Your privacy is important to us. No recordings of this group is allowed.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Do not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers. 

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group has moved back to in-person at the Butterworth Center – Craft Room @ 1105 8th St., Moline. Use parking lot at 8th St. & 11th Ave.

(If you are looking for an online group, NAMI Illinois offers Monday & Thursday 7 p.m. groups virtually.)

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

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.


NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group

Beginning November 2021, this group moves to a Hybrid Format: choose in-person or virtual. 

This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. 1st and 3rd Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No charge to attendees.
  • In-person option. Walk-ins welcome – no advance registration needed. Meet at Mighty Fortress Church, 4605 3rd Street, Moline, Ill. 61265. (Across from Robert Young Center, Moline.)
  • Virtual option. Please register here for Monday, December 6 and we will send you a Zoom link. Your privacy is important to us. No recordings of this group is allowed.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Do not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers.