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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s Family Support Group is unique because it follows a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions

  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions

  • 60-90 minutes long and meets 2x monthly

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed

  • Confidential

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What You'll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills

  • Find strength in sharing experiences

  • 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

Times and Locations:
  • Virtual Group – 1st Thursday at 6:30pm  

  • In-person Group – 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm

    • St. Anne’s Episcopal Church – 6461 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069. Second floor of the 2-story building, elevator or stairs available.

 

For phone access to virtual meetings, you can also join by dialing (253) 215-8782 or (301) 715-8592 then entering the Meeting ID when prompted and the Password (it may be called something different on the phone, but enter the password).

Guidelines for virtual groups: Participants should be engaged and focused on the group. We ask that you not participate in other activities that may be distracting to other participants or their own group participation. We encourage participants to use headphones if anyone else is present around them to help facilitate privacy.

 

Groups are not generally open for observation.

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