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National Alliance on Mental Illness
Providing Support, Education, and Advocacy on Mental Illness in Wood County

 

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Parent and Caregiver Support Group

NAMI Parent and Caregiver Support Group is a peer-led support group for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Childcare provided for children (18 and under) that are able to use the restroom independently. 

What You Should Expect

  • Meets monthly for 90 minute sessions, free of charge.
  • Designed for Caregivers of children (18 and under) living with mental illness.
  • Facilitated by a trained team of caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Confidential - share as much or as little personal information as you want.
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies for your family member.
  • Guided by the Principles of Support.

Why You Should Attend

Reinforcement in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance

At each meeting, you review the Group Guidelines and Principles of Support and update the group on the current events in your life, then spend the bulk of the meeting in group discussion, or 'group work'. The group addresses urgent issues of its members and participants share their learned experience, or 'group wisdom'. As a participant, your voice is heard, and you can contribute to a dynamic that encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.

Tools for caring for yourself and for your loved one

The support group can offer you practical advice on addressing issues related to mental illness and your loved one. It also gives you the appropriate space to have your personal needs met so that you can provide the best possible care for your family member. Taking time to voice your experiences and to hear from others may help you develop your inner reserves of strength. You may gain confidence in your ability to cope with your family member's mental illness as well as local knowledge on how to best access needed services for your family member.

More Information For Family Members and Caregivers

 

When are meetings?

Third Tuesday of the Month

6:00-7:30pm

At the NAMI Wood County Office

541 W. Wooster St, 2nd Floor, Bowling Green Map It!

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