Support Groups

Support Groups

NAMI SIGNATURE SUPPORT GROUPS:

Family Support Groups

Contact: Alloceia Hall

  • A peer-led group for adult family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

Garden City  - Meetings held on the 1st  Thursday of the month @ 7:00pm

  • Location:  Garden City United Methodist Church  -62 Varnedoe Ave, Savannah, GA 31408

Savannah  - Meetings held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6:00pm

  • Location:  Wilmington Island United Methodist Church  -195 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah, GA 31410

NAMI Connections Support Group

  • NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
    Contact:info@namisavannah.org

 Savannah -  Meetings will be held on Thursdays @ 6 pm.

  • Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church -12391 Mercy Blvd (East side of Abercorn). The meeting will be held in the large Dining Room.

Garden City  - Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm

  • Location:  Garden City United Methodist Church  -62 Varnedoe Ave, Savannah, GA 31408


Family to Family

Contact: Diane Reeder @ irismomtoo@aol.com or Pam Clinard @pfclinard@gmail.com

New fall class starting   - Ocotber 4th, 2022. Please contact Pam Clinard (912) 401-2689 for more information on this class.

  • A free 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidence-based program. NAMI-trained family members who have been there lead the course with presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. The group setting allows you to connect with others and build a community of support.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much-needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who have “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.

Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem-solving through shared experiences.

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