Support Groups

Holding Hands

NAMI support groups offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees.

Groups provide a safe space to address the challenges presented by mental health conditions regardless of the specific diagnosis. The groups are free of charge and are confidential.

Because the support groups are each led by teams of two peers, each meeting emphasizes our overall messages of hope and community. Participants gain insight from the

hope and community. Participants gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. All our support groups are currently held online through Zoom. 

Please note : Observers are not allowed in NAMI SF support group as the information that is shared in groups is confidential. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email ashley@namisf.org.

Gay Family

Connect with other family members and caregivers who understand what you are going through. We offer groups for all loved ones as well as more specific groups for Parents of Teens and Young Adults and a Cantonese language group.  Registration is a required for all groups.

Support for Individuals Living with a Mental Health Condition

Support Group

Find community and connect with others who understand what you are going through.  General Support groups meets weekly, with additional groups for BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and/or people of color), Young Adults, and Black Minds Matter. Registration is required for all groups.

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The intersection of race and Mental Health presents specific challenges and require community outside of standard mental health support groups. Our Black, Indigenous and people of color group meets weekly on Mondays and our Black Minds Matter group meets on the FIRST and THIRD Friday of the month.

There are many great resources throughout the Bay Area where you can find support for yourself and loved ones as well.  Please visit our partner organizations to find additional support groups and resources:

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Support Group (in Spanish) for Parents of Children with Mental Health Issues (information in Spanish)(information in English)

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Family support groups for parents of teens and young adults with mental health conditions

Peer support groups and a peer-run warm line

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Support groups and mentoring for parents of teens and young adults in high risk situations

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Support groups including peer groups and a friends and family group