Connection Support Groups
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What are NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups?
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. You must be 18 or older to join the group.
- 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.
Connection Support Groups Offered at NAMI SW WA
Connection and Substance Use Disorder Recovery Support Group
Every Monday, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
For those who are living with a co-occurring diagnosis – a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder – to gather and talk about addiction and mental health issues without judgment. For individuals 18 and older. Join group at www.namiswwa.org/connsud.
Women’s Connection Recovery Support Group
Every Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
For women over 18 years old, living with a mental health condition, trauma, or other mental health issue to support each other, provide a safe space, and empower each other to live their best life. Join group at www.namiswwa.org/women.
NAMI Signature Connection Recovery Support Group
Every Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
For men and women over 18 years old, living with a mental health condition either diagnosed or not to support, talk, and encourage each other. Join group at www.namiswwa.org/connection.
LGBTQI+ and Allies Connection Recovery Support Group
Every Friday, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
For those who identify as LGBTQI+, questioning, and their allies. This group is mainly for individuals but also for family members over 18 who want to know how to better support their loved one.
Join group at www.namiswwa.org/lgbtqi.
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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