BIPOC Family Support Groups

Support Group: For BIPOC family members, partners and parents of someone living with a mental health condition

BIPOC Family Support Groups

Our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Family Support Group is a safe space for people of color to handle difficulties that come from dealing with family members who suffer from mental illnesses. The sessions are curated to make everyone feel like they're part of a community while focusing on self-love and self-care. If you are in need of a healthy environment and want to be part of a community that represents you, then this BIPOC Family Support Group is the best place for you. Remember that you are not alone, and there is strength in the support of a community. Our free support groups are led by others who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.  Registration for support groups is required; attend any group at any time.

Please note: This support group will be provided in English. This group is designed only for people of color (Black & African America, Latino & Hispanic, Asian American & Pacific Islander, and Indigenous Persons) who are caregivers or loved ones of someone with a mental health condition may attend.

What you’ll learn:

  • You are not alone. You’ll meet others who are navigating the same obstacles and hurdles.
  • Share success stories. Celebrate the victories.
  • Share knowledge. Learn about the experiences of others.

What to Expect

  • Meets online for 90 minutes.
  • Confidential setting where you can share as much or as little personal information as you want.
  • Designed for BIPOC family members, partners and parents of loved ones living with mental health conditions.
    • BIPOC - Black, Indigenous, and People of Color including but not limited to:
      • Black & African America
      • Latino & Hispanic
      • Asian American & Pacific Islander
      • Indigenous Persons
  • Facilitated by a trained team of family members.
  • Facilitators do not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies for your family member.
  • Facilitation is guided by NAMI's Principles of Support.
  • Not an appropriate setting for children.

 

Principles of Support

  • We will see the individual first, not the illness.
  • We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
  • We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.
  • We aim for better coping skills.
  • We find strength in sharing experiences.
  • We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
  • We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own.
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
  • We embrace humor as healthy.
  • We accept we cannot solve all problems.
  • We expect a better future in a realistic way.
  • We will never give up hope.

Recurring

Online BIPOC Family Support Group

Our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Family Support Group is a safe space for people of color who are family members, parents, adult children, and partners supporting loved ones who live with mental illnesses. Our free support groups are led by others who also have a loved one living with a mental health condition. Online group via Zoom. Registration required, please arrive on time. Register