In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The NAMI Support Groups represents a long-held goal—to provide a support group model which will deliver constructive, compassionate assistance to people in need.
rapidly changing world of advances in medications and treatments, NAMI support
groups will now attract families and consumers wanting more than basic sharing
and mutual commiseration. They will want to take something away from the group
experience which is of practical, immediate relevance to their needs, and they
will want to view going to a support group as a place where positive things
happen. Most of all, they will want a group which is open, fluid and receptive,
rather than a “closed corporation” serving long-established group patterns
The NAMI Support Group model is designed to furnish the fundamental structures and group processes which will enable facilitators to run meetings which are both empathetic and upbeat.