Family Support Meetings

Need Support? Come to NAMI’s Family Support Group

NAMI Athens has Family Support Group meetings at 6:00 PM on the every first and third Thursday of the month at ABH Hospital (100 Hospital Dr., Athens, OH) .

Meetings are open to family members of adult loved ones with mental illness.

Through the support group, families learn to accept and cope with their relative’s conditions. Participants share experiences in dealing with different behaviors and can discuss with peers the many challenging aspects that brain disorders can present.

Meetings are confidential and families are able to speak openly without worrying about the stigma of mental illness found elsewhere in society. They express feelings of guilt, fear, and denial in a safe environment. They can offer suggestions, hope, and encouragement to each other. Families bond when they realize they are not alone in this.  Come and find answers and encouragement with other families.

Find out about our free Family to Family Education Course by clicking here.