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Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is now online!

Family Support Group – peer-led group for caregivers of an adult loved one with a mental health condition
Group A: 1st & 3rd (& 5th) Wednesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Group B: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Group C: 2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

Family Support Group for Parents of Youth & Adolescents – for those with a loved one 18 & under
Last Thursday of the month, 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

To participate in one of these online groups, review the schedule below and find the group you are interested in on our calendar. If you questions or concerns, contact our helpline at 804-285-1749. Please leave a voicemail, and calls will be returned in a timely fashion.

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 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
  • 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 weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

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


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