FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS
The NAMI Metro Support group is facilitated by a layperson volunteer. This group is for families and is an informal resource that attempts to provide healing components to a variety of mental illness problems and challenges that family members face. An informal support outside of family, friends, or professionals often provides greater understanding, more similarity (from individuals experiencing similar life events), an opportunity for empathy and altruism, and a sense of identity for participants. Learning new ways to handle challenges, cope with changes, and maintain new behaviors are all important aspects of the support group experience.
A characteristic unique to support groups is the mutual support members are able to provide one another. This support and validation from other group members help facilitate personal growth and change in a way that individual therapy cannot. Although experts and professionals can provide support and positive direction, the mutual exchange of information between group members is a powerful experience that often induces lasting change. Meeting others who truly understand one’s experience has a very powerful effect. For many parents, participation in a support group is the first opportunity to learn that there are other parents who are experiencing the same challenges and frustrations.
NAMI Metro support uses an open format, which means that the groups are ongoing, and individuals have the option of attending when it is convenient for them. The open format allows individuals to feel some degree of anonymity, and to participate, as they are comfortable. For some people, simply attending meetings and listening to the experiences of others can be helpful. All meetings are free of charge. If you have questions, please call. Keep checking our website to get the detailed information on additional support groups.
NAMI Metro NOVI Family Support Group
2nd Tuesday of every month 7 p.m.
St. John Providence Park Hospital
47601 Grand River Ave., Novi
(Heart Institute Center, Conference Room B or E)
Contact: (248) 348-7197
NAMI Metro Royal Oak Family Support Group
3rd Tuesday of every month 7 p.m.
William Beaumont Hospital
3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 48037
Administration Bldg, lower level conference room
Contact: (248) 879-5896
NAMI Metro NORTH OAKLAND Family Support Group
2nd Thursday of every month 7 p.m.
Brandon Township Library – Conference Room
304 South Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Contact: (248) 620-0273
NAMI Metro Gateway Detroit East Peer to Peer Support Group
1st & 3rd Monday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Gateway Detroit East Clubhouse
3646 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207
Contacts: Octavia (586)307-4326 or Natasha (734) 288-8399
NAMI Dearborn Family Support Group
2nd & 4th Monday of every month 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
600 N. Brady St., Dearborn
Contact: (313) 563-1245 or (313) 359-0253
NAMI Metro Downtown Detroit Family Support Group
2nd Saturday of every month 1 p.m.
VA Hospital Room B1314, (Use Canfield entrance)
4646 John R. Detroit
Contact: Cinthia (313) 873-9019
NAMI Metro Eastside Family Support Group
1st & 3rd Monday of every month 7 p.m.
Cottage Hospital Conference Room 1 (1st Floor)
159 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe
Contact: Barb (313) 886-8004
NAMI Suburban West Family Support Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 5:30 p.m.
Redford Community Center
12121 Hemmingway, Redford, MI 48239
Contact: Jill (313) 670-6333
NAMI Wayne Westland Family Support Group
1st & 3rd Thursday of every month (except July & August) 7 p.m.
St. John Episcopal Church
555 S. Wayne Road, Westland
Contact: Barry( 734) 634-8413
MACOMB AMI Support Group
4th Tuesday of every month (except July) 7 p.m.
St. John Hospital
12 Mile Rd. & Hoover, Warren, MI
Contact: Fred (586) 573-7980
DBSA Metro Detroit (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Peer-Led Consumer Support Groups in all counties
Contact: (248) 677-3380 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete listing of all support groups with detailed information on each meeting go to
DBSA Metro Detroit – Fourth Monday Mixer
4th Monday of every month (except May and December) 7 p.m.
Beaumont Hospital – 13 mile rd. & Woodward
Royal Oak, MI
Contact: Bill (248) 644-4720
Substance Abuse – Families Anonymous
Contact: Dick or Jean: (248) 642-1831