When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. NAMI provides many support opportunities that are dedicated to helping the lives of those affected by mental illness. Each peer-support program below is intended for a different population.

NAMI Piedmont Tri-County FREE Support Groups Are Now Online

NAMI’s support groups provide a confidential and safe space for families, caregivers, and individuals affected by mental illness, to be heard and to receive the support they deserve. Please scroll all the way down to find the group that works for you. 

  • Zoom Meetings usually last either an hour or an hour and a half
  • All meetings now require a PASSWORD, see each group for access information
  • FREE to participants, no pre-registration required
  • Meets weekly or monthly depending on the group
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Meetings led by individuals who have experienced mental illness themselves or through a loved one.
  • All in-person groups are canceled until further notice. Please keep up with our Facebook Page, or Instagram pages to be reminded of meeting ID’s and passwords (these do not change from week to week, all meetings now require a password to attend).

Connection Support Groups (Two meetings available)

The Connection Support Group is a peer-led support group for adults diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s a safe place where people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

Scheduled Zoom meeting for York County (Chester and Lancaster residents are welcome to attend)

Topic: Connection Support Group York County
Time: May 14, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Thursday

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/743408213?pwd=d00vcHJZY2RrVkQ0SkRuMFJoUzFodz09

Meeting ID: 743 408 213
Password: 048998

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+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 743 408 213
Password: 048998

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbtRGIyS5V

Scheduled Zoom meeting for Lancaster and Chester (York County residents are welcome to attend).

Topic: Connection Support Group LANCASTER and CHESTER
Time: Jun 1, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the First Mon

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/789624310?pwd=bXEvczIzVWlLekRzY2tMdnhLWTZnQT09

Meeting ID: 789 624 310
Password: 108990

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+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 789 624 310
Password: 108990
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbIXtEoQcL

Family Support Group

The Family Support Group is a peer-led confidential and safe support group for families/friends and caregivers who care for a person over the age of 22 with a mental health condition by utilizing collective lived experiences and learned group wisdom we hope to understand and support each other and our community.

NAMI Piedmont Tri-County is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Family Support Group
Time: May 12, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Tue

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/456373818?pwd=a1R0K2xiSlpZb2tacER5dEhDT0Z4dz09

Meeting ID: 456 373 818
Password: 778918

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+13126266799,,456373818#,,1#,778918# US (Chicago)

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+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 456 373 818
Password: 778918

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcnu5IiokC

Parent/Caregivers Support Group

The Caregivers Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members and caregivers of children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges or who are diagnosed with a mental illness. The goal is to help the caregiver have a safe place to share their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental atmosphere, to be embraced by others who are in similar circumstances, to gain encouragement and hope in managing their loved ones, and to grow in the knowledge that we can enjoy a happy and healthy life.

Topic: Parent & Caregivers Support Group York, Chester and Lancaster Counties
Time: Beginning Apr 20, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time  Continues Every month on the Third Mon

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/509943976
Meeting ID: 509 943 976
Password: 089994

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,509943976# US (Chicago)
+16468769923,,509943976# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 509 943 976
Password: 089994
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fc7qS2gXIF

NAMI’S PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORT

These Principles represent what we are striving for – our goals and aspirations as we struggle to come to terms with our mental illnesses. This is our belief system regarding universal, necessary truths that guide and strengthen us when life deals us this particular challenge.-We will see the individual first, not the illness.

  • We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
  • We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.
  • We aim for better coping skills.
  • We find strength in sharing experiences.
  • We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
  • We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own.
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
  • We embrace humor as healthy.
  • We accept we cannot solve all problems.
  • We expect a better future in a realistic way.
  • We will never give up hope!

The goal of support group meetings is to help the caregiver have a safe place to share their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental atmosphere, to be embraced by others who are in similar circumstances, to gain encouragement and hope in managing their lives, and to grow in the knowledge that we can return to a happy and healthy life.

Find Help

NAMI HELPLINE
800-950-NAMI
info@nami.org
M-F, 10 AM - 6 PM ET

Crisis Text Line
Text "NAMI" to 741741

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