NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.
NAMI Connection Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis.
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- Registration is not required.
- Hillcrest Baptist Church, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, and Austin Travis County Integral Care have been generous in sharing their space with NAMI Austin. We ask all participants to be respectful of the property and be mindful that other groups and activities are often taking place at the same time.
- Connection support groups are intended for adults (ages 18 and over).
- These support groups are for the individual living with a mental illness only. Family members should consider participation in a Family Support Group.
- Connection support groups are not an appropriate setting for children, and childcare is not available at these locations. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
What You’ll Gain
By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:
- See the individual first, not the illness
- Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
- Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
- Aim for better coping skills
- Find strength in sharing experiences
- Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
- Not judge anyone’s pain
- Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
- Embrace humor as healthy
- Accept that we cannot solve every problem
- Work for a better future in a realistic way