Connection Recovery Support Group
What is NAMI Connection?
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness. These group meetings provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness.
- Meets weekly for 90 minutes
- Free of cost
- Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
- Does not recommend or endorse any medication or other medical therapies
- Led by peers with their own lived experiences
All NAMI Support Groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support. Prospective participants are welcome to drop-in and check the group out.
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.”
Where Are the Meetings?
Connection meets in Vancouver at Bridgeview Resource Center every Thursday, 3-4:30 pm.
Connection meets in Longview at Canterbury Inn every Thursday, 3-4:30 pm.