Troy Portuguese, Family Virtual Support Group Meeting SEE Below
NOTE: Starting April 24th at 6:00 p.m. will begin a phone in conference support group. You must register so please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will email you the required invitation for you to connect to this meeting.
The NAMI Metro Troy Portuguese Family Support Group Meeting is held on the last Friday of every month.
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. This group meets on a monthly basis. The hallmark of a NAMI support group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the other participants.
What You Should Expect
- Meets monthly on the last Friday of the month starting at 6:00 p.m. and sessions are free of charge.
- Designed for loved ones (18 and over) of individuals living with mental illness.
- Facilitated by a trained team of family members of individuals living with mental illness.
- Confidential — share as much or as little personal information as you want.
- Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies for your family member.
- Guided by Principles of Support.
Why You Should Attend
Reinforcement in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance
At each meeting, you review the Group Guidelines and Principles of Support and update the group on the current events in your life, then spend the bulk of the meeting in group discussion, or ‘group work’. The group addresses urgent issues of its members and participants share their learned experience, or ‘group wisdom’. As a participant, your voice is heard, and you can contribute to a dynamic that encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
Tools for caring for yourself and for your loved one
The support group can offer you practical advice on addressing issues related to mental illness and your loved one. It also gives you the appropriate space to have your personal needs met so that you can provide the best possible care for your family member. Taking time to voice your experiences and to hear from others may help you develop your inner reserves of strength. You may gain confidence in your ability to cope with your family member’s mental illness as well as local knowledge on how to best access needed services for your family member.