Family Support Group

About Family Support

NAMI Family Support Group is led by a trained facilitator. It is open to 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 learn information, tips, and support from facilitators and other participants.

Our support groups that focus on allowing participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe environment. We don’t take attendance.

Family Support Group is free and open to any family member with a loved one living with mental illness. Student or non-participant observation is not permitted.

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Join Us on Zoom

Every Monday - 6:15 - 7:45 pm

The Family Support Groups are open only to family members of a loved one with mental illness seeking support, compassion, and education about caring for their loved one. Register to be on our meeting list.

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* Please note - As of May 1, 2024 there are new Zoom links to register for support groups and you must RE-REGISTER to attend.

Review our Zoom Support Group Guidelines here.

Drop ins are welcome at all our in-person support groups.

Join Us in Person

2nd and 4th Wednesdays - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

HCA Orange Park Hospital, 2001 Kingsley Ave.,
Orange Park, FL 32073

1st and 3rd Tuesdays - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Baptist Jacksonville Main Campus, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207

1st Floor Borowy Tower, Conference Room 1A
Park in P2 Garage and take elevator to B (Bridge) Level

This Family Support Group caters to families of youth and young adults experiencing mental health conditions. See the flyer here.

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 now to identify local resources and how to use them.

  • 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
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Peer Support

Connection Recovery Support Groups are open only to individuals living with mental illness who are seeking support, compassion, and recovery.

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Youth & Young Adult Support

Youth (high school age) Support Groups and Young Adult (age 18-30) Support Groups are open only to individuals withing the age ranges with mental illness seeking support, compassion, and education about recovery.

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What Are People Saying

“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.”

“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!”

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The mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.

NAMI Jacksonville Florida
40 E. Adams St., Ste. LL05
Jacksonville, FL 32202

CALL: 904-323-4723

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