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Online Support Groups

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

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 online groups is required; attend any group at any time.

Please note: only individuals 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 via Zoom for 90-minutes.
  • Confidential setting where you can share as much or as little personal information as you want.
  • Designed for family members, partners and parents of loved ones living with mental health conditions. If you are an adult living with a mental health condition, please see our support groups.
  • 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.

Online Family Support Group

Family Support Group: For family members, parents, adult children, and partners of individuals living with a mental health condition. Online group via Zoom. Registration required, please arrive on time. Register

Online Family Support Group

Family Support Group: For family members, parents, adult children, and partners of individuals living with a mental health condition. Online group via Zoom. Registration required, please arrive on time. Register