For Loved Ones of Individuals Living With Mental Illness
NAMI Marin Family Support Groups are peer-led support groups for family members, non-professional caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI Marin Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
Free of cost to participants
Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
WHAT YOU’LL GAIN
By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.
NAMI Marin Family Support Groups 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
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”
NAMI Marin Family Support Group – San Rafael
Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 pm with Jack Lieberman
Enterprise Resource Center, 3270 Kerner Blvd., Building A, Suite C, San Rafael
NAMI Marin Family Support Group – Novato
Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm with Adam and Teri Edell, United Methodist Church, Room 7, 1473 South Novato Blvd, Novato.
NAMI Marin Español Central Marin – San Rafael (in collaboration with Community Action Marin)
Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm, Enterprise Resource Center at the Wellness Center Campus, 3270 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael. For more information call Gloria McCallister at 415-473-2261.
For more information, please call the NAMI Marin office at 1-415-444-0480.