About Support Groups

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

 

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Family Support Group is designed for adults 18+ with loved ones who live with mental health conditions 

  • Connection Peer Support Group is designed for adults 18+ living with mental health conditions

  • Support Groups are led by peers that have lived experience

  • 90 minutes long 

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed

  • Confidential

NAMI is there for you and your family.  

 

Schedule

Connection Recovery Support Group 

Every TUESDAY 
6:00 - 7:30 PM Central Time/7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time

Every WEDNESDAY
5:00 – 6:30 PM Central Time/6:00-7:30 PM Eastern Time

Family Support Group 

Twice a month:  2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday
6:00-7:30 PM Central Time/7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time

Contact

Testimonials

"The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people's experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things."

"I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members."

“… People can solve problems [at a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group]. It isn't just a bunch of sad stories; people are coming up with solutions and stuff to do for the next week. One of our group attendees is taking her meds and getting herself to her counselor and is just about able to go back to her career in great part due to Connection.”

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

"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."

Registration

In efforts to ensure online safety and with guidance from our national organization, NAMI is now requiring advance registration for online support groups.  We simply want to protect our support group participants from “Zoom-bombing” and any other cyber security risks.  The registration process allows NAMI facilitators to ensure that the people in our support groups are actually there FOR our support groups. 

You only need to register once to receive information on how to join the meetings. 
Participants can attend as many appropriate support groups that fit their particular situation or needs.  Please be sure to check ALL appropriate groups you would like to register for below.

NAMI Support Groups remain confidential but we do require that you register with your first name, email, phone number, and county.   We also request (not require) you submit emergency contact information. This is for your own safety and for the safety of others. Your personal information will not be shared for any reason other than an emergency situation. 

Register below for details and instructions on how to join our Zoom Support Groups AND how to get Zoom for FREE on your computer or cell phone! 
*If you do not see an email in your inbox please check your spam or junk folder.  If you still can not find the welcome email after one hour, please try to register again with a different email address to avoid an email soft bounce and ensure you will receive future email reminders.