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NAMI Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection Support Group now online!

Group A: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Group B: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Group C: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
1st For Young Adults age 18-30: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 7:30 – 9:00 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.

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The NAMI Connection Support Group is a free, bi-monthly recovery support group for adults living with mental illness, facilitated by trained peers. Groups are confidential and anonymous.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions
  • Led by people with mental health conditions
  • 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 and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group 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 Connection Recovery 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

What People are Saying

“… People can solve problems [at a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group]. It isn't just a bunch of sad stories; people are coming up with solutions and stuff to do for the next week. One of our group attendees is taking her meds and getting herself to her counselor and is just about able to go back to her career in great part due to Connection.”

"NAMI Connection has enabled me to take a good look at my illness and see that I am not alone. The program has given me additional tools to not only accept my illness, but to help others along the way."

 

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