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NAMI-BV Online Support Group

NAMI Brazos Valley Connection Support Group (for individuals with mental health conditions)

Thursdays beginning April 9th, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a confidential support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition, led by trained peer facilitators. The group offers a safe environment for participants to express themselves with people who understand the challenges they face. The group model creates upbeat and constructive meetings and promotes productive discussion. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

Registration: https://forms.gle/iaZsozqQpgkT4UE36

NAMI Connection Support Group Important Information

 

NAMI Brazos Valley Family Support Group (for family members and caregivers)

Tuesdays beginning April 14th, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST

NAMI Family Support Group is a confidential support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Participants learn they are no longer alone and gain a renewed sense of hope by joining a caring group of people who help one another through their learned wisdom. Meetings are led by trained facilitators who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

Registration: https://forms.gle/tNMckfRNf7nVLRWQ9

NAMI Family Support Group Important Information

 

Please note:
– At this time, our Online Support Groups are only open to those residing in the NAMI-BV service area – Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington Counties). If you reside outside this service area, please refer to 211.org to find your local options.

– There is a 15 person limit for this group. Once 15 members register, everyone attempting to register after will be added to our waitlist. You will be notified as soon as spots become available.

 

Questions about NAMI-BV Online Support Group registrations? Email volunteersnamibv@gmail.com.

 

In The News: NAMI Brazos Valley / NAMI BV

May 16, 2020

By Karyn Hall, Ph.D.
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