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Family Support Group

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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 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

Family Caregivers Support Groups meet:

2nd Tuesday of each month at Newton Wellesley Hospital

7:00 pm using Zoom. To get the information to enter this group, please email Nancy at nestanton1@icloud.com and include your phone number in case we need to reach you.

3rd Monday of each month at Ethos, 555 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain

at 2:30 pm using Zoom. An online group is expected to begin soon.

3rd Wednesday of each month (Wellesley Hills Congregational Church)

7:30 pm via Zoom.us. Please contact Vivian at 617-584-1256 viviandole@gmail.com, Marijane at 617-930-9785, mktuohy@105albion.com, or Tracey at 617-549-7165 tbtkrooney@gmail.com

 

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