Peer Support Groups
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.
NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis.
What You’ll Gain
By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:
- See the individual first, not the illness
- Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
- Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
- Aim for better coping skills
- Find strength in sharing experiences
- Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
- Not judge anyone’s pain
- Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
- Embrace humor as healthy
- Accept that we cannot solve every problem
- Work for a better future in a realistic way
What People are Saying
“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.”
“… 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.”
See our CALENDAR for coming dates on the programs listed bellow
Our Support Groups
Kendall: NAMI Peer support group meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 PM . Support groups are open to all adults with a mental illness regardless of diagnosis. We will continue to meet on a regular basis. Please call Jerry at (305) 608-2881 or Nancy at (305) 283-1660 for further details..
In Spanish: NAMI Peer support group in Spanish is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 PM at CORAL GABLES FINANCIAL CENTER, 299 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Corner entrance, take elevator to 2nd floor and follow NAMI signs to the conference room. For more info, call Jorge at (305) 960-7596.
En Español: El grupo de apoyo entre iguales en Español de NAMI se reúne el 2do miércoles de cada mes de 7:30 a 9:00 PM en CORAL GABLES FINANCIAL CENTER, 299 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Use la entrada de la esquina, tome el elevador al segundo piso y siga las indicaciones hacia el salón de conferencias. Los grupos de apoyo están disponibles para todos los adultos con enfermedad mental sin importar su diagnóstico. Para más información llame a Jorge al (305) 960-7596.