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NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group program

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences

What People are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

“The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people’s experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things.”

“I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members.”

“Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities.”

NAMI Wichita Event Calendar

October 2021

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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
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  • NAMI Wichita Board of Directors Meeting
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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
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  • NAMI Wichita "Ask the Doctor"
  • NAMI Wichita Connections Support Group
  • NAMI Wichita Family & Friends Support Group
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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
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  • NAMI Wichita Share and Care Combined Support Group
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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
    October 4, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84509706040?pwd=RGFMMXRManVmN3hDRGRuRUwvcjBOUT09

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  • NAMI Wichita Board of Directors Meeting
    October 5, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    1010 N Main St, Wichita, KS 67203, USA

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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
    October 11, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84509706040?pwd=RGFMMXRManVmN3hDRGRuRUwvcjBOUT09

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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
    October 18, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84509706040?pwd=RGFMMXRManVmN3hDRGRuRUwvcjBOUT09

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  • NAMI Wichita "Ask the Doctor"
    October 19, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    ONLINE ZOOM LINK

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  • NAMI Wichita Connections Support Group
    October 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    ONLINE ZOOM LINK

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  • NAMI Wichita Family & Friends Support Group
    October 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    ONLINE ZOOM LINK

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  • NAMI WICHITA FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS
    October 25, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84509706040?pwd=RGFMMXRManVmN3hDRGRuRUwvcjBOUT09

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  • NAMI Wichita Share and Care Combined Support Group
    October 26, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    2930 E 1st St N, Wichita, KS 67214, USA

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