We have resumed our NAMI Family Support Group in Porterville.
(Updated May 4, 2021)
NAMI Tulare County cares about the health and safety of our community and will be following CDC and state guidelines for COVID-19 for the services we offer. We look forward to when we will be able to offer all of our support groups again.
At this time, we are not offering online support groups.
For individuals who need someone to talk to who understands what you're going through, please call these peer-led help lines:
For family members and friends who have a loved one who is struggling, please call our peer-led help lines:
NAMI Family Support Group is a free, 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. NAMI Family Support Group is:
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:
“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."
DUE TO COVID-19, THIS SUPPORT GROUP IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders 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. NAMI support groups are:
By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group 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 Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:
“… People can solve problems [at a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group]. It isn't just a bunch of sad stories; people are coming up with solutions and stuff to do for the next week. One of our group attendees is taking her meds and getting herself to her counselor and is just about able to go back to her career in great part due to Connection.”
"NAMI Connection has enabled me to take a good look at my illness and see that I am not alone. The program has given me additional tools to not only accept my illness, but to help others along the way."
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