NAMI Westside LA Family support groups are free for family members, significant others, and friends of people living with mental health conditions. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can connect with others experiencing similar challenges, 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 from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Our family support groups will help you aim for better coping skills; find strength in sharing experiences; not judge anyone’s pain; forgive yourself and reject guilt; embrace humor as healthy; accept that you cannot solve every problem; understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences.

Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares de NAMI: En los Grupos de Apoyo para Familiares de NAMI, las familias se unen en grupos de cuidado y se ayudan los unos a otros mediante el uso de sus experiencias y aprendizajes de cómo lidiar con las enfermedades mentales. Miembros de familias pueden lograr un renovado sentido de esperanza para sus seres queridos que viven con problemas de salud mental. Son grupos libres, confidenciales y seguros para ayudar a las familias que viven con problemas de salud mental. Para video.

Monday Family Group Support Group

The Monday family support group meets weekly on Mondays, 6:30 pm to 8 pm PT, using the online video-conferencing service Zoom.

Scheduling note: This group does not meet on observed holidays that fall on Mondays. There will be no support groups on January 16 (Martin Luther King Day); February 20 (President’s Day); May 29 (Memorial Day); June 19 (Juneteenth); July 4 (Independence Day); September 4 (Labor Day); December 25 (Christmas).

Wednesday Family Support Group

Starting January 2023, the group will continue to meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month; 7 pm to 8:30 pm PT using the online video-conferencing service Zoom.

Thursday Family Support Group

Meets weekly on Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 8 pm PT, using the online video-conferencing service Zoom.

Saturday Family Support Group

Meets weekly on Saturdays, 10 am to 11:30 am PT, using the online video-conferencing service Zoom

Grupo de Apoyo los Sábados (Saturday Spanish Family Support Group)

Todos los segundos Sábados del mes; Cada cuarto Sábado del mes por la mañana en persona en Virginia Ave. Park, Santa Monica (mapa), en el centro para los adolescentes.

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of the month in-person at Virginia Ave. Park in Santa Monica (map), inside the Teen Center.

 

Using Zoom for Our Virtual Classes

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