Family Support Groups
NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, participants join a caring group of people helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Group members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.
NAMI of Kalamazoo currently offers NAMI Family Support Groups on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at Integrated Services of Kalamazoo, located at 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo (49007) and on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at Victory Baptist Church, located at 308 W. Milham Ave., Portage (49024). The Groups are facilitated by trained individuals, with the lived experience of loved ones who struggle with mental health challenges.
* Registration is not required and the groups are FREE! *
Consider trying a group if you’ve felt overwhelmed, confused, frustrated, sad, or stressed because someone you care about is suffering from a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Come and find support in a place where you can speak freely with others who have faced similar experiences.
For further information about NAMI of Kalamazoo’s Family Support Groups, visit the NAMI of Kalamazoo website www.namiswmich.org, or contact:
NAMI of Kalamazoo
Richard Thompson, Family Education Program Coord.
For further information about Family Support Services, please contact:
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo
Deb Schauer - Family Support Specialist