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NAMI Family-to-Family - Buckhead

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room # 4303. See registration form below map. Contact Terri Kinley terrikinley1@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Date: March 1, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Family-to-Family - Buckhead

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room # 4303. See registration form below map. Contact Terri Kinley terrikinley1@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Date: March 8, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Family-to-Family - Buckhead

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room # 4303. See registration form below map. Contact Terri Kinley terrikinley1@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Date: March 15, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: March 22, 2020

NAMI Family-to-Family - Buckhead

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room # 4303. See registration form below map. Contact Terri Kinley terrikinley1@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Date: March 22, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Atlanta Family Connections™

Atlanta Family Connections™ Course Begins Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and ends April 21, 2020.

Do you have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
The National Education Alliance for BPD Can Help

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include:
Intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety)
Chaotic relationships
Impulsivity
Unstable sense of self
Suicide attempts or self-harm
Fears of abandonment
Chronic feelings of emptiness

About the Course
Family Connections is a research-based, 12-weeek program designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and adult siblings with the knowledge, skills and support to help them better understand and interact with a relative who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The format of the sessions allows group participants to obtain basic information about the disorder, acquire and practice skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy an open and supportive forum for discussion.
Research documents those family members who participate in the Family Connections course experience a decrease in depression, burden, and grief and an increase in empowerment.

Neighborhood Church

1561 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta
Georgia
30307
Map and Directions

Date: March 24, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group (formerly Johns Creek)

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: March 24, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Family-to-Family – Johns Creek

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Mt. Pisgah UMC

9820 Nesbit Ferry Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30022
Map and Directions

Date: March 26, 2020

NAMI Family-to-Family - Buckhead

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room # 4303. See registration form below map. Contact Terri Kinley terrikinley1@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Date: March 29, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Atlanta Family Connections™

Atlanta Family Connections™ Course Begins Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and ends April 21, 2020.

Do you have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
The National Education Alliance for BPD Can Help

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include:
Intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety)
Chaotic relationships
Impulsivity
Unstable sense of self
Suicide attempts or self-harm
Fears of abandonment
Chronic feelings of emptiness

About the Course
Family Connections is a research-based, 12-weeek program designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and adult siblings with the knowledge, skills and support to help them better understand and interact with a relative who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The format of the sessions allows group participants to obtain basic information about the disorder, acquire and practice skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy an open and supportive forum for discussion.
Research documents those family members who participate in the Family Connections course experience a decrease in depression, burden, and grief and an increase in empowerment.

Neighborhood Church

1561 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta
Georgia
30307
Map and Directions

Date: March 31, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, in the school library.
Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Perimeter Church School Library

9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30305
Map and Directions

Date: April 5, 2020

NAMI Family-to-Family - Buckhead

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room # 4303. See registration form below map. Contact Terri Kinley terrikinley1@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The course goal is to guide family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight and action. Allowing family members to move at their own emotional pace means we do not push the “intellectual/cognitive” learning (head) part of the course, but rather pay attention to the integration of self-selected knowledge and “emotional understanding” (heart).
Described by many family members as life-changing, this course provides caregivers with communication and problems-solving techniques, coping strategies and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family.

Date: April 5, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Atlanta Family Connections™

Atlanta Family Connections™ Course Begins Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and ends April 21, 2020.

Do you have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
The National Education Alliance for BPD Can Help

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include:
Intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety)
Chaotic relationships
Impulsivity
Unstable sense of self
Suicide attempts or self-harm
Fears of abandonment
Chronic feelings of emptiness

About the Course
Family Connections is a research-based, 12-weeek program designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and adult siblings with the knowledge, skills and support to help them better understand and interact with a relative who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The format of the sessions allows group participants to obtain basic information about the disorder, acquire and practice skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy an open and supportive forum for discussion.
Research documents those family members who participate in the Family Connections course experience a decrease in depression, burden, and grief and an increase in empowerment.

Neighborhood Church

1561 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta
Georgia
30307
Map and Directions

Date: April 7, 2020

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: April 12, 2020

Atlanta Family Connections™

Atlanta Family Connections™ Course Begins Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and ends April 21, 2020.

Do you have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
The National Education Alliance for BPD Can Help

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include:
Intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety)
Chaotic relationships
Impulsivity
Unstable sense of self
Suicide attempts or self-harm
Fears of abandonment
Chronic feelings of emptiness

About the Course
Family Connections is a research-based, 12-weeek program designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and adult siblings with the knowledge, skills and support to help them better understand and interact with a relative who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The format of the sessions allows group participants to obtain basic information about the disorder, acquire and practice skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy an open and supportive forum for discussion.
Research documents those family members who participate in the Family Connections course experience a decrease in depression, burden, and grief and an increase in empowerment.

Neighborhood Church

1561 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta
Georgia
30307
Map and Directions

Date: April 14, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, in the school library.

Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Perimeter Church School Library

9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30305
Map and Directions

Date: April 19, 2020

Atlanta Family Connections™

Atlanta Family Connections™ Course Begins Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and ends April 21, 2020.

Do you have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
The National Education Alliance for BPD Can Help

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include:
Intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety)
Chaotic relationships
Impulsivity
Unstable sense of self
Suicide attempts or self-harm
Fears of abandonment
Chronic feelings of emptiness

About the Course
Family Connections is a research-based, 12-weeek program designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and adult siblings with the knowledge, skills and support to help them better understand and interact with a relative who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The format of the sessions allows group participants to obtain basic information about the disorder, acquire and practice skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy an open and supportive forum for discussion.
Research documents those family members who participate in the Family Connections course experience a decrease in depression, burden, and grief and an increase in empowerment.

Neighborhood Church

1561 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta
Georgia
30307
Map and Directions

Date: April 21, 2020

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: April 26, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: April 28, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, in the school library.
Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Perimeter Church School Library

9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30305
Map and Directions

Date: May 3, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: May 5, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: May 10, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: May 12, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, in the school library.

Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Perimeter Church School Library

9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30305
Map and Directions

Date: May 17, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: May 19, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: May 24, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: May 26, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 2, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Virtual; Email Beth to get Zoom call-in info
Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Online Using Zoom

Map and Directions

Date: June 7, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 7, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 9, 2020

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: June 14, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 14, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 16, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, in the school library.

Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Perimeter Church School Library

9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30305
Map and Directions

Date: June 21, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Virtual; Email Beth to get Zoom call-in info
Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Online Using Zoom

Map and Directions

Date: June 21, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 21, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 23, 2020

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: June 28, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 28, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: June 30, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Virtual; Email Beth to get Zoom call-in info
Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Online Using Zoom

Map and Directions

Date: July 5, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: July 5, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: July 7, 2020

Virtual NAMI Family Support Group (formerly Buckhead)

As of March 24th 2020, for the foreseeable future NAMI Family Support Group Buckhead will be conducted virtually. If you are new to NAMI and want to receive meeting information to join us, please email Suzy Quenzer by 2pm Sunday.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.

In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.

Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Date: July 12, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: July 12, 2020

NAMI National Convention - Virtual NAMICon

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We look forward to you joining us at our first Virtual NAMICon!

Register Today

We are grateful for your patience and support as we transformed our canceled in-person NAMICon into a virtual event. We are excited to announce that no cost registration is now open for NAMICon 2020, a Virtual Event, taking place July 13–14.

While we have made our virtual event free to register, donations to support NAMI’s important work in mental health education, advocacy and awareness are appreciated for those able to contribute. Click here to donate.

We are committed to delivering a high-quality and productive experience for all our attendees with sessions dedicated to a variety of topics, including:

  • Plenary with Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, on the challenges and opportunities in mental health research.
  • The importance of comprehensive and holistic treatment approaches to address the complexities of mental illness.
  • Why diversity, inclusion and cultural competence are important and how we can address issues like identity, language and demographics.
  • Research updates regarding various treatments and models.
  • NAMI and WETA, the flagship PBS station in Washington, D.C., along with other national partners, will launch the Well Beings campaign and host a virtual national town hall.

Date: July 13, 2020

Virtual NAMI Connection Support Group

Please note that for the foreseeable future all Connection Support Groups for NAMI Northside Atlanta will be conducted using ZOOM Conferencing.
Please email Robert Gray if you would like to receive call information to join the conference support group while we hold them virtually instead of in-person.

7:00-8:30pm. Contact Robert rjgray49@gmail.com or Sean Pfister seanp@naminorthsideatlanta.org

NAMI Connection 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.

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 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

Date: July 14, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, in the school library.

Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Perimeter Church School Library

9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek
Georgia
30305
Map and Directions

Date: July 19, 2020

NAMI Family Support Group - Johns Creek

NAMI Family Support Group, Johns Creek: meets FIRST and THIRD Sunday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Virtual; Email Beth to get Zoom call-in info
Contact: Beth Sanders beths@naminorthsideatlanta.org

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience accompanied by profound anxiety. One of the most important benefits of a support group is finding someone to talk to when things get tough. When your family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share the coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.
Coping with mental illness can be confusing and frustrating for both the family and individuals confronted with a diagnosis of mental illness. Our NAMI Family Support groups offer much needed emotional support where family members can speak openly and honestly without fear of rejection or being judged.
In addition, they are also a source of practical advice on issues such as insurance benefits, social security and Medicaid, finding a lawyer or accessing treatment and housing. Our facilitators are training family members and friends who themselves have loved ones living with a mental illness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you are likely to find someone in our support groups who has “been there, done that” and can share their experience. You are not alone. They understand your daily challenges and can offer encouragement and support but are not trained professionals and any insight that they may provide is not intended to take the place of trained psychologists and psychiatrists.
Located in the local communities throughout Georgia, our support groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
They offer families and friends a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – just show up when you feel a need to talk with someone. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
Members come away with positive ideas for improving family situations. Facilitators are trained to guide the group toward problem solving through shared experiences.

Online Using Zoom

Map and Directions

Date: July 19, 2020

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