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Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: June 17, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: July 2, 2019

Family Support Group

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: July 2, 2019

Family Members & Caregivers

A NAMI Family Support Group meeting in the Villages is being held the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 PM, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church on Hwy 441 in Lady Lake. No registration required. Free.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

What People Are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

"The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people's experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things."

"I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members."

"Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities."

St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall Room #7

1351 Paige Place
Hall Room #7
Lady Lake
FL
32159
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: July 8, 2019

Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: July 15, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: July 16, 2019

Family Support Group.

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: July 16, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: August 6, 2019

Family Support Group

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: August 6, 2019

Family Members & Caregivers

A NAMI Family Support Group meeting in the Villages is being held the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 PM, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church on Hwy 441 in Lady Lake. No registration required. Free.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

What People Are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

"The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people's experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things."

"I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members."

"Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities."

St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall Room #7

1351 Paige Place
Hall Room #7
Lady Lake
FL
32159
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: August 12, 2019

Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: August 19, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: August 20, 2019

Family Support Group.

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: August 20, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: September 3, 2019

Family Support Group

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: September 3, 2019

Family Members & Caregivers

A NAMI Family Support Group meeting in the Villages is being held the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 PM, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church on Hwy 441 in Lady Lake. No registration required. Free.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

What People Are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

"The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people's experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things."

"I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members."

"Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities."

St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall Room #7

1351 Paige Place
Hall Room #7
Lady Lake
FL
32159
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: September 9, 2019

Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: September 16, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: September 17, 2019

Family Support Group.

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: September 17, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: October 1, 2019

Family Support Group

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: October 1, 2019

Family Members & Caregivers

A NAMI Family Support Group meeting in the Villages is being held the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 PM, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church on Hwy 441 in Lady Lake. No registration required. Free.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

What People Are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

"The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people's experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things."

"I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members."

"Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities."

St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall Room #7

1351 Paige Place
Hall Room #7
Lady Lake
FL
32159
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: October 14, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: October 15, 2019

Family Support Group.

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: October 15, 2019

Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: October 21, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: November 5, 2019

Family Support Group

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: November 5, 2019

Family Members & Caregivers

A NAMI Family Support Group meeting in the Villages is being held the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 PM, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church on Hwy 441 in Lady Lake. No registration required. Free.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

What People Are Saying

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

"The support group facilitators and attendees were respectful of other people's experiences and were non-judgmental when there were different ways of handling things."

"I felt I received constructive, practical and helpful information from group members."

"Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities."

St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall Room #7

1351 Paige Place
Hall Room #7
Lady Lake
FL
32159
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: November 11, 2019

Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: November 18, 2019

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.

The meeting is in the Old Fellowship Hall, which is to the left of the main parking lot on Silver Springs Blvd., 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 34470. No registration Required. Free.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is 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’s 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.

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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: November 19, 2019

Family Support Group.

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

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family 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

First United Methodist Church - old Fellowship Hall

1126 E Silver Springs Blvd
Old Fellowship Hall
Ocala
FL
33470
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: November 19, 2019

Family Support Group

Third Monday of every month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest United Methodist Church

17635 East Highway 40
Silver Springs
FL
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: December 16, 2019

Family Support Group - Wk 1

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and family-member-led groups for families of individuals with mental health conditions. Through this group, members can find hope and support by connecting with others who face similar challenges. Family members gain support from other family members and insight into the challenges and successes of others.

Price: $0.00

Date: January 7, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Connection - Ocala - Wk 1

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition. It offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope in a relaxed setting. Participants are welcome to attend on a walk-in basis, and no formal diagnosis is required.

  • Free and confidential
  • Held bi-weekly for 90 minutes
  • Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
  • Led by trained facilitators also living with a mental health condition

Price: $0.00

Date: January 7, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Support Group - Ocala - Wk 3

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and family-member-led groups for families of individuals with mental health conditions. Through this group, members can find hope and support by connecting with others who face similar challenges. Family members gain support from family members and insight into the challenges and successes of others.

Price: $0.00

Date: January 21, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Connection - Ocala - Wk 3

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition. It offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope in a relaxed setting. Participants are welcome to attend on a walk-in basis, and no formal diagnosis is required.

  • Free and confidential
  • Held bi-weekly for 90 minutes
  • Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
  • Led by trained facilitators also living with a mental health condition

Price: $0.00

Date: January 21, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Support Group - Wk 1

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and family-member-led groups for families of individuals with mental health conditions. Through this group, members can find hope and support by connecting with others who face similar challenges. Family members gain support from other family members and insight into the challenges and successes of others.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 4, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Connection - Ocala - Wk 1

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition. It offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope in a relaxed setting. Participants are welcome to attend on a walk-in basis, and no formal diagnosis is required.

  • Free and confidential
  • Held bi-weekly for 90 minutes
  • Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
  • Led by trained facilitators also living with a mental health condition

Price: $0.00

Date: February 4, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family to Family - session 2020-1

NAMI Family to Family training.  Find Help - Find Hope.  For family members and friends of someone working through the Recovery process.  Learn about mental health conditions.  Learn skills and techniques to be the best support person you can be.

And keep yourself healthy too.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 6, 2020

Available Spaces: 16

Family to Family - session 2020-1

NAMI Family to Family training.  Find Help - Find Hope.  For family members and friends of someone working through the Recovery process.  Learn about mental health conditions.  Learn skills and techniques to be the best support person you can be.

And keep yourself healthy too.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 13, 2020

Available Spaces: 16

Family Support Group - Ocala - Wk 3

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and family-member-led groups for families of individuals with mental health conditions. Through this group, members can find hope and support by connecting with others who face similar challenges. Family members gain support from family members and insight into the challenges and successes of others.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 18, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Connection - Ocala - Wk 3

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition. It offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope in a relaxed setting. Participants are welcome to attend on a walk-in basis, and no formal diagnosis is required.

  • Free and confidential
  • Held bi-weekly for 90 minutes
  • Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
  • Led by trained facilitators also living with a mental health condition

Price: $0.00

Date: February 18, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family to Family - session 2020-1

NAMI Family to Family training.  Find Help - Find Hope.  For family members and friends of someone working through the Recovery process.  Learn about mental health conditions.  Learn skills and techniques to be the best support person you can be.

And keep yourself healthy too.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 20, 2020

Available Spaces: 16

Family to Family - session 2020-1

NAMI Family to Family training.  Find Help - Find Hope.  For family members and friends of someone working through the Recovery process.  Learn about mental health conditions.  Learn skills and techniques to be the best support person you can be.

And keep yourself healthy too.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 27, 2020

Available Spaces: 16

Family Support Group - Wk 1

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and family-member-led groups for families of individuals with mental health conditions. Through this group, members can find hope and support by connecting with others who face similar challenges. Family members gain support from other family members and insight into the challenges and successes of others.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 3, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Connection - Ocala - Wk 1

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition. It offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope in a relaxed setting. Participants are welcome to attend on a walk-in basis, and no formal diagnosis is required.

  • Free and confidential
  • Held bi-weekly for 90 minutes
  • Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
  • Led by trained facilitators also living with a mental health condition

Price: $0.00

Date: March 3, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family to Family - session 2020-1

NAMI Family to Family training.  Find Help - Find Hope.  For family members and friends of someone working through the Recovery process.  Learn about mental health conditions.  Learn skills and techniques to be the best support person you can be.

And keep yourself healthy too.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 5, 2020

Available Spaces: 16

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall Room #7

1351 Paige Place
Hall Room #7
Lady Lake
FL
32159
Map and Directions

Price: $0.00

Date: March 9, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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