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NAMI Connection is a free, 90-minute support group run by persons who live with mental illness for other persons who live with mental illness. The group is led by NAMI-trained peer facilitators who understand the daily challenges of living with a mental illness and can offer encouragement and support.The program uses principles of support designed to empower its members.

It focuses on allowing all participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe and confidential environment.Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety. For those diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone and sharing coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path to recovery.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NAMI programs should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume the role of a physician or therapist. NAMI cannot be held responsible for the use of the information we provide. Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others.