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Family Support Groups

 NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

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 (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you 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 through others experiences, discover your inner strength and learn now to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

“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.”

“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!

There is never a charge for attending a support group or any other NAMI of Miami service.

See our CALENDAR for coming dates on the programs listed bellow

Our Support Groups for Families

Citrus West Kendall: 8765 SW 165th Ave, Suites 110-114, Entrance thru suite 114 Miami, Florida 33193
This family support group in English meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 pm. For more information, please contact NAMI of Miami at 305-665-2540 or namiofmiami@gmail.com or call Carlos 305-281-9164


Miami: Banyan Crisis Center – 3800 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33134.

In English: Every fourth Wednesday of the month 8:00 – 9:30 P.M. beginning 3/23/16 . For more information, please contact Silvia Garrido at 305-815-6903

En Español: Segundo miércoles del mes 8:00 – 9:30 P.M. Para mas información llame a Silvia al 305-815-6903


Homestead: HOMESTEAD HOSPITAL – 975 Baptist Way, Homestead, FL 33033.

A bilingual family support group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the conference room off the main lobby.

Detailed Directions: Take Florida’s Turnpike to Exit 2 – Campbell Drive. Turn right (east) onto Campbell Dr. Hospital main entrance is less than a mile on your left. Park in main parking, enter though the main lobby.

For more information, please contact NAMI of Miami at 305-665-2540 or namiofmiami@gmail.com, or call Lew at 305-562-1735.


Kendall: BAPTIST HOSPITAL MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING – West Tower:  8950 North Kendall Drive, first floor, Miami, FL 33176

English speaking family support group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Suite 105 behind the brass staircase on the first floor.

Detailed Directions: Park in the front parking lot.  Enter through the main entrance make an immediate right to Suite 105.

For more information, please contact NAMI of Miami at 305-665-2540 or namiofmiami@gmail.com or call Denise at 786-281-5045.


 

Palmetto Bay: FELLOWSHIP HOUSE (Palmetto Bay location) – 9827 E. Hibiscus St., Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

English speaking family support group meets the first Monday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the cafeteria area. Enter through the main entrance and ring the bell to be admitted.

Detailed Directions: Fellowship House’s Palmetto Bay location is off of US 1 between SW 168th St and 184 St. If heading south on US 1, after Guava St, make a left at the light on East Hibiscus St for a 1/2 block and then a left into the parking lot; if heading north on US 1, after Indigo St, make a left at the light on E. Hibiscus St for a 1/2 block and then a right into the parking lot. FH is situated in a small strip shopping center, whose largest tenant is the post office.

For more information, please call Steve H. at 305-773-5328 or namiofmiami@gmail.com.


In Spanish: BAPTIST HOSPITAL MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING – West Tower:  8950 North Kendall Drive first floor, Miami, FL 33176

Spanish speaking family support group meets the second Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Suite 105 behind the brass staircase on the first floor.

Detailed Directions: Park in the front parking lot.  Enter through the main entrance make an immediate right to Suite 105.

For more information, please contact NAMI of Miami at 305-665-2540 or namiofmiami@gmail.com or call Denise at 786-281-5045.

En Español: BAPTIST HOSPITAL MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING – West Tower:  8950 North Kendall Drive, primer piso, sala numero 105.  Entrando por la puerta principal el 105 queda a mano derecha.

El grupo en español para familias de aquellos que padecen un trastorno mental se reúne el segundo lunes del mes de 7 a 8:30 PM.

Direcciones Detalladas: Estacione en el parqueadero de enfrente. Entre por la entrada principal y haga inmediatamente una derecha, allí queda la suite 105.

Para mayor información, por favor contacte a NAMI of Miami al 305-665-2540 o mande un correo electrónico a namiofmiami@gmail.com o llame a Denise al 786-281-5045.

Nunca se cobra por atender los grupos de apoyo o ningún otro servicio de NAMI of Miami.

Vea nuestro CALENDARIO para más información sobre las fechas de nuestras reuniones.

 


If you live in North Miami Dade you may want to attend this group run by NAMI Broward:

South Broward: GEO CARE/SFSH. NAMI support group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 A.M. to noon in the Mental Health Resource Center in the Administration Building. The hospital is located at 800 E. Cypress Dr., Pembroke Pines, 33025.

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