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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

 

NAMI St. Louis is offering Online Family 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.

Monday Online Family Support Group
6:00 – 7:30 pm
11/16/20 - Register here
11/30/20 - Register here
12/14/20 - Register here
12/28/20 - Register here

Thursday Online Family Support Group
7:30 – 9:00 pm
11/12/20 - Register here
12/3/20 - Register here
12/17/20 - Register here


Webster Hills United Methodist Church – 2nd Tuesday of each Month

6:30pm-8:00pm
Great Hall
698 W. Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Meeting in person on October 13, 2020. Masks required & physical distancing enforced. Only 10 participants allowed. Please confirm attendance with Judy Larson (group facilitator) at 314-922-4693.

Finding Help & Hope: Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health Conditions - suspended due to COVID-19

Finding Help & Hope: Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health Conditions is a 8-part guided support group created thanks to a generous Caritas grant from Mercy, created to help family members receive information and resources they need to better support their loved one. This group is an open format, led by family members. While attending all 8 support groups is encouraged, participants can start the 8 week series at any time.

Every Thursday

Mercy Hospital St. Louis – Behavioral Health Cafeteria
7:00 – 8:30 PM
12125 Conway Road
Creve Couer, MO 63141

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

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