Nami Family Support

Family Support Group

In Family Members of an Adult with a Mental Illness, Programs by NAMI Wood County

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Groups generally meet monthly.

What You Should Expect

  • Meets monthly for 90-minute sessions, free of charge.
  • Designed for loved ones (18 and over) of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Facilitated by a trained team of family members of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Confidential - share as much or as little personal information as you want.
  • Do 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 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 On Family Support Group

Webcam Usage During Online Programming

When is Family Support Group?

Postponed

Peer and Family Support Group

2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month

6:00-7:30 pm

At Perrysburg Counseling Services

1070 Commerce Dr #101, Perrysburg, OH 43551

CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED NOVEMBER 25TH AND DECEMBER 22TH 2022

Family and Caregiver Support Group

HYBRID - Starting December 6th 

2:00-4:00 pm

At NAMI Wood County Office

1250 Ridgewood Dr, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88489994569?pwd=UHp1SlhmUmQ4SFlvUzNsR0NCYTZzUT09

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