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Basics Support Group

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NAMI Basics Support Group is a peer-led support group for parents, caregivers, and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing 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 Basics 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

NAMI St. Louis is offering Online Basics Support Group using Zoom.

Registration is required. To register click on the date you would like to attend below. Please note: Once you register you will receive a follow up email with instructions to join the zoom meeting. If you do not receive this email please contact Angela Berra at 314-833-7931 or aberra@namistl.org. 

Wednesday 12/09/20
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Register here

Contact NAMI St. Louis at 314-962-4670 for more information.

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