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Family Support Groups


Family Support for All Ages


Support for Parents and Caregivers of School-Aged Children

What is Family Support Group?

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. You must be 18 or older to join the group.

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
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 90 minutes long and meets weekly
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What People Are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

“The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people’s experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things.”

“I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members.”

“Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities.”

LGBTQI+ and Allies Connection Support Group

The LGBTQI+ and Allies Connection Support Group is for adult individuals living with a mental health disorder who identify as LGBTQI+ or questioning. Family members may also attend to learn how best to support their LGBTQI+ or questioning family member who lives with a mental health disorder.

NAMI SW WA LGBTQI+ and Allies is run like a Connection Support Group, not a Family Support Group. The group is led by peers who identify as LGBTQI+ and are trained Connection Support Group Leaders.

You can find more information on our Connection Support Groups page.

Join the group Fridays from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at


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