Family Support Group
- Cornerstone takes safety seriously, and the facilities are meticulously cleaned and sanitized.
- People are asked to sign in at the table by the entrance and to sanitize their hands.
- Anyone with COVID symptoms is restricted from meeting in the group.
- Everyone must wear a mask until they are seated in the meeting room.
- In the room, leave the door(s) open, if able, to help ventilate the room.
- In the meeting room, individuals from different households must physically distance at least six feet apart.
- Once seated, individuals can decide to continue wearing a mask (or not) or the group as a whole can decide to continue wearing masks through the entire session.
- We recommend limiting sessions to an hour or under.
- Free of cost to participants
- Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
- Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
- 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
- No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
What You’ll Gain
By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can 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 from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
- Aim for better coping skills
- Find strength in sharing experiences
- Not judge anyone’s pain
- Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
- Embrace humor as healthy
- Accept that we cannot solve every problem
- Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences
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.”