Find support for family members of people who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition
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NAMI Family Support Groups

NAMI Family Support groups are free support groups for family members, friends, and other caregivers of people diagnosed with a mental health condition. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators and provide a safe, private, and non-judgmental setting.

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NAMI Family-to-Family Classes

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-week class for family members of people diagnosed with mental health conditions. It covers communication techniques, coping skills, treatment options, and more.

NAMI Basics Classes

NAMI Basics is a free 6-week class for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral issues. Participants will learn communication tips, how to problem-solve, and the skills to help you cope with the emotional impact of caring for your child.

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL)

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children and their families. PPAL offers information, support, and resources by phone, and hosts a network of support groups around the state for parents of children and teens.

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MIA Online Parent Support Groups

This Mad in America (MIA) forum hosts online parent support groups. A space where parents can exchange information and share experiences to foster a dialogue that goes beyond the predominant mainstream medical treatment model.

Looking for other Family Support options?

Contact the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline. COMPASS is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at

Learn more about the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline.