NAMI of Lorain County sponsors several types of support groups designed both for caregivers and those living with mental illness. Such groups, led by trained facilitators, provide confidential opportunities to share personal stories, relate to others with similar experiences, learn about community resources, and offer hope and encouragement.
NAMI Connection Group
The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are a free, casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group meets bi-weekly for 90 minutes. This is for adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. The group is led by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves. They understand your daily challenges and can offer you encouragement and support.
NAMI Friends and Family Group
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Group
NAMI Progress Through Action Group
Progress Though Action is an ongoing free education support group for those who have a diagnosed mental illness and referred and/or supported by your service provider. This group is led by highly trained NAMI peer educators/facilitators. Each week a recovery topic selected by group members is taught and discussed, followed with recovery support and goal setting for the following week.See calendar for upcoming group schedule or email NAMI-LC with interest.
NAMI Young Adult Group
The Young Adult Connection Support Group is a free peer led support group for those 18 to 25 years of age who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. This is a 90-minute structured support group where you can hear the challenges and successes of your peers and share your path to recovery.See calendar for upcoming group schedule or email NAMI-LC with interest.