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Support Groups

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection is a 90-minute weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which group participants can learn from the experiences of other group members, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.  This is a peer support group run by individuals who live with mental illness who have received training in support group facilitation and the NAMI Connection model. These groups are confidential and open only to people diagnosed with a mental illness or psychiatric diagnosis.

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI affiliates offer peer-led support groups for family members and loved ones of people living with mental illness.  These support groups offer a confidential environment and allow participants to learn from the experiences of other group members, share coping strategies and offer each other encouragement and understanding.  It is NAMI Ohio’s goal to have all support group leaders trained in basic group facilitation skills.

NAMI Consumer Support Group

In areas where NAMI Connection is not available, the local affiliate may offer general peer-led support groups for people living with mental illness. The groups offer a confidential environment, and allow participants to learn from the experiences of other group members, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.  It is NAMI Ohio’s goal to have all support group leaders trained in basic group facilitation skills.

For more information, contact your local NAMI affiliate or NAMI Ohio at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 800-686-2646.