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Support Groups

NAMI support groups offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendeesEach group is led by teams of two peers, each meeting emphasizes our overall messages of hope and community.  The groups are free of charge and are confidential. 

Currently, 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.

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

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.

The intersection of race and Mental Health presents specific challenges and require community outside of standard mental health support groups.

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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

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

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Peer support groups and a peer-run warm line

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Support groups including peer groups and a friends and family group