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Family Support Groups

NAMI-Western Massachusetts offers support groups at no cost to the public for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight and hope from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. You'll benefit through each others experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

To learn more call the NAMI Western Massachusetts office at (413) 786-9139.

 

Northampton Support Group

Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Contact Carol at (413) 527-0532 for more information:

Springfield Support Group

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

For more information: call Bernice at (413) 596-5059 or email: bdrumheller@gmail.com

 

Greenfield Support Group 

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month from  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

For more information, call: Daris at (413) 824-1044

 

Orange Support Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For more information: call Jen at (978) 544-1859

Many of our support groups are now available remotely. Any Massachusetts resident with a family member, or friend with a mental health condition can choose to join any group. Please contact the group leader to get the conference call or video conferencing details.

 

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Family Support Group for Black and Brown Communities

Shiloh SDA Church and (NAMI-WM) the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts would like to announce a new Family and Friends Support Group for their black and brown communities.

The Support Group Program will be starting September 1st at 7:00 p.m. Thereafter it will be the first Thursday of every month. A Zoom link will be provided for participants. 

For more information: call Bernice at (413) 596-5059 or email: bdrumheller@gmail.com

 

For more Family Support Groups click here>>

 
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Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares

se reúne el primer Jueves de cada mes

7:00 – 8:30 de la noche

Para más información, contacte: Ben a 508-984.0504 o bencortes619@gmail.com

Sid a 617-320 3048 o elcid2129@gmail.com 

 

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To see upcoming NAMI Family-to-Family Classes click here>>  Upcoming NAMI Family-to-Family Courses

 

 
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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups 

A Vital Link to Your Community and A Key To Your Recovery

NAMI Western Massachusetts offers free, peer-led support groups for individuals living with mental illness.
You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have been there.

Talk to someone who understands ... someone just like you.

 

NAMI Western Massachusetts VIRTUAL Connection Recovery Support Groups:
 
Please save the zoom links for these groups 
Monday Evenings 6 - 7:30 P.M. / access online with zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88567065874?pwd=Q1ErTThBK0V0dTl4MXJ6Mi9HWEhrdz09
Phone in with Zoom: (646) 558-8656 then enter meeting ID 88206475051
                  For more information call Tricia: (413) 209-7985 or Email: triciafitz7@gmail.com
 
Wednesday Evenings 6 - 7:30 P.M. / access online with zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442286804?pwd=blFoOFpGY2dJWC8vRlV5aGxxaVdlQT09
 Phone in with Zoom: (646) 558-8656 then enter meeting ID 89442286804
 
  
For members of the LGBTQIA+ community
Wednesdays
7:15 – 8:45 pm
Zoom linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82542721403?pwd=MDVSdHo4WW9KejZ4cnp0d3c0NHIrdz09
Phone in with Zoom: (646) 558-8656 then enter meeting ID 82542721403
Tricia Fitzgerald at triciafitz7@gmail.com for more information

 

To learn more about Virtual Connection Support Groups please call the

NAMI Western Massachusetts office at: (413) 786-9139.

Or email us at: information@namiwm.org

 
 

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), all in-person NAMI Connection Support Groups

 are virtual at this time, please Click Here Button for the most updated schedule in Massachusetts.

       

 

 Recovery is a Journey, Not a Destination

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Please note that our Peer-to-Peer classes are currently offered virtually.

For upcoming NAMI Peer-to-Peer Classes

 For online registration form and to get priority advance notice  >> Click Here

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If you attend a NAMI support group or education program, please check with your program leaders and facilitators for the latest information about your groups and classes.

 Click Here for more >> ONLINE AND PHONE SUPPORT OPTIONS

 


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For NAMI Frontline Professional Resources: Click Here

 

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 The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 >> Click Here for more information on Mental Health and Coping from the CDC

 

 

 




***NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitators needed for the Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden County communities. Free training is provided. ***

Please call the NAMI Western Massachusetts office for more details.

 

If you are interested in volunteering at the NAMI-WM office and/or events

please give us a call to schedule a volunteer interview.

 

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