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Are you concerned about your mental health? Do you feel alone and hopeless? Are you wondering how to cope? Reconnect, rebuild, and find support with NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups.

NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for people who are concerned about their mental health. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI Connection groups allow you to talk about your experiences in a safe and confidential setting. The groups encourage empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups will help you:

  • Find hope and develop relationships
  • Find better coping skills
  • Help others while helping yourself
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way

Please note that our Connection Support Groups are currently offered remotely – online or by conference call. You are welcome to attend any group that works for you.

NAMI Connection Groups

Please note that our Connection Support Groups are currently offered remotely – online or by conference call. You are welcome to attend any group that works for you.

Boston Medical Center NAMI Connection support group
Mondays
10:30 am – 12 pm
Zoom link: https://bostonmedicalcenter.zoom.us/j/5468153050
visit https://www.mbrlc.org/boston-resource-center to learn more about this Connection Support Group

Western Mass NAMI Connection support group
Mondays
6 – 7:30 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88206475051
contact NAMI Western Mass at information@namiwm.org or 413-786-9139 to learn more about this Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
for women of color
Tuesdays
10 – 11:30am
access by phone: 508-556-4215

NAMI Connection support group
for members of the BIPOC community who are dealing with dual diagnosis
Tuesdays
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/8457120289
contact Louray lourayabarton@gmail.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
6:30 – 8 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81352887908
contact Jessica Garue at jessica_garue@yahoo.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Tuesdays
7 – 8:30 pm
contact Courtney at 508-331-2921 for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays
10:30 am – 12 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/859002245
visit https://www.mbrlc.org/csrlc to learn more about this Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays
2 – 3:30pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89479943623
contact Larissa at larissa.james618@gmail.com for more information

Western Mass NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays
6 – 7:30 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690755017
contact NAMI Western Mass at information@namiwm.org or 413-786-9139 to learn more about this Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
for members of the LGBTQIA+ community
Wednesdays
7 – 8:30 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87140620738
contact Earnest Malarkey at earnestmalarkey@gmail.com or Tricia Fitzgerald at triciafitz7@gmail.com for more information

NAMI Connection Support Group
Thursdays
5 – 6:15 pm
Zoom link: https://vinfen.zoom.us/j/85286365368
contact Jessica Garue at jessica_garue@yahoo.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Thursdays
6 – 7 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89309104412
contact Mark Kariotis at mark.kariotis@outlook.com or Jason Wright at jmwright3533@gmail.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Thursdays
7 – 8:30 pm
contact Chelsea Gaudet at cgaudet11@gmail.com or 978-870-7682 for more information

Northeast Essex NAMI Connection support group
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
7 – 8:30 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4099929977?pwd=TlNlTk1BYmRBdlZWWEpnTFczNHF2UT09
contact Sheila at smeghancoughlin@gmail.com or Lisa at 0903lisa@gmail.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Fridays
10:30 am – 12 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/621974217
visit https://www.mbrlc.org/csrlc to learn more about our Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
2nd & 4th Fridays of the month
6:30 – 8:30 pm
contact Edie at scottygirl2@gmail.com for more information

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Train to be a NAMI Connection Facilitator

We are scheduling Connection Facilitator Trainings for later in the year. Please complete the application form to be put on the mailing list.

Contact us for more information about NAMI Connection:

Judi Maguire, BA, CPS, COAPS
Director of Peer Programs
617-580-8541 x 223
jmaguire@namimass.org

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Check out our Peer Support resource page.

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