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“I am angry, sometimes overwhelmed and confused, but most of the time I just feel all alone. What’s next for me and my family? Will we ever be the same as before this happened? What does this diagnosis of mental illness mean?”

You are Not Alone!

Consumers and family members need not face the challenges of living with mental illness alone. NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is there to offer the support that is essential to assist consumers and family members to take the steps toward recovery. NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania also provides support groups and educational programs throughout the southwestern region.

For information regarding the time and locations of specific support groups, contact the following groups below. Guest speakers and special events being held will be listed under each support group. If you have more specific mental health questions please contact the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania office at (412) 366-3788.

For more information regarding the Family Education program, Family-to-Family, click here.

Support Groups by County:
ALLEGHENY COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS
NAMI CONNECTIONS Peer Recovery Support Groups
GROUP IS CURRENTLY NOT MEETING. NAMI Connections is peer faciliatated, recovery support group for adults with mental illness of any diagnosis. If interested in becoming a facilitator for a Connections peer group, contact NAMI Southwestern PA (412) 366-3788.
Minority Families of the Mentally Ill
Oakland, 2nd Saturday each month
Meeting information contact: Wilma Sirmons, (412) 327-4890
NAMI Pittsburgh East - FAMILIAS
Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill, 4th Wednesday each month
Meeting information contact: Anne Handler, (412) 421-3656
NAMI Spouse Support Group
Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill
Meeting information contact: Mim Schwartz, (412) 731-4855
NAMI McKeesport Area
Penn State McKeesport Campus, 2nd Thursday each month
Meeting information contact: Violet Ludwig, (412) 373-7977
NAMI Pittsburgh North
NAMI Southwestern PA Office, Ross Twp. First Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (meeting in Aug., Oct. & Dec.)
Meeting information contact: Tom/Janet Ammons (724) 443-4422
NAMI Pittsburgh North Newsletter, Sept. 2014
Next Meeting: Sept. 3.
NAMI Pittsburgh South
Mt. Lebanon, South Minster House, 3rd Wednesday each month, 7:30 pm
Meeting information email: nami.south@gmail.com
NAMI Pittsburgh South newsletter, Oct 2014
Next Meeting: Oct. 15 7:30 pm
NAMI Western PA Borderline Personality Disorder Family Support Group
NAMI Southwestern PA Office, Ross Twp., Once a month Saturday meetings, 11 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting information contact: Nancy Neuriether (412) 727-6768 or Jo Burkholder (724) 776-5974.

For additional family education, visit link for NEA-BPD's Family Connections class. ©Family Connections is offered in cities around the country as volunteer leaders become available. For those located in areas where the course is not currently offered, the TeleConnections program is a possible alternative.
WPIC Family Support Group
Oakland
Meeting information contact: Merle Morgenstern, (412) 246-5851
ARMSTRONG COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS
NAMI Armstrong County
Kittanning, 4th Thursday of the month
Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County
300 South Jefferson Street
Meeting information contact: Linda Miller (724) 543-4581
BEAVER COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS
NAMI PA - Beaver County
Rochester, 3rd Thursday each month
Meeting information contact: Carla Braund, carla.braund@gmail.com
NAMI-CAN (Children and Adolescent Network)
Beaver, 3rd Tuesday each month
Meeting information contact: Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, MD, (724) 775-9152
NAMI-CARE (Consumers Advocating for Recovery through Empowerment)
Beaver, 2nd Tuesday each month
Contact: Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, MD, (724) 775-9152
NAMI CONNECTIONS, Peer Recovery Support Group
Peer faciliatated, recovery support groups for adults with mental illness of any diagnosis. Contact the Phonex Drop-in Center at (724) 775-9507 for information.

Rochester, PA- Meetings held on Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm, Mental Health Association Beaver County, 105 Brighton Avenue.

Rochester, PA- Meetings held on Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 393 Adams Street.

Beaver, PA- Meetings held on Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm, Aurora Psych Rehab, 363 Third Street, Lower Level.
BUTLER COUNTY Support Groups
NAMI PA Butler County
Butler, 3rd Wednesday each month, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069

Zelienople, 2nd Tuesday each month
Passavant Retirement Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069
NAMI Connections, peer Recovery Support Group
Peer facilitated, recovery support groups for adults with mental illness of any diagnosis.
Butler, Butler Mental Health Association, 140 North Elm Street, Saturdays, 2:30-4:00 pm
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069
NEW SUPPORT GROUP FOR TEENS
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First Meeting: call below for information
Location: Guthrie Paganie & Associates, 162 Brickyard Road, Ste 100, Mars PA 16046
Contact: 412-304-8521 for information.
FAYETTE COUNTY Support Groups
NAMI Fayette County
Uniontown,
Contact: Carmella Hardy (724) 277-8173
NAMI-CARE (Consumers Advocating for Recovery through Empowerment)
Uniontown, 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
Meeting information contact: Carol Warman (724) 439-1352
INDIANA COUNTY Support Groups
NAMI Indiana County

Support Group Meeting information please contact: Autumn (724) 422-4718 or email: autumn.rose.shannon@gmail.com
LAWRENCE COUNTY Support Groups
NAMI PA Lawrence County - New Castle
Meeting information contact: Sandi Hause, (724) 658-7591
WASHINGTON COUNTY Support Groups
NAMI Washington County
Washington
4th Thursday each month, 7:00 p.m., Room 103, Court House Square
Meeting information contact: Jim Gleason, (724) 225-1607
Check online event calendar for monthly meeting information.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY Support Groups
NAMI Alle-Kiski
New Kensington Citizens Ambulatory Care Center, Citizens General Hospital Auditorium
2nd Wednesday each month, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Thad Kaminski (724) 339-1339)

NAMI Connections Peer Recovery Support group
Peer faciliatated, recovery support group for adults with mental illness of any diagnosis.

Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports, Inc.
Greensburg, 770 East Pittsburgh Street
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Meeting information contact: John (724) 853-8792

Mt. Pleasant, Reunion Presbyterian Church, Main street & Eagle Streets
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Maria (724) 516-4623
NAMI Mon Valley
LOCATIONS:

Irwin - West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. 2nd Tuesday of every month except July and December, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Monessen - MonValley Salvation Army, Schoonmaker Avenue. 2nd Monday of the month (January, March, May and September), 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

West Newton - Mantle House Mansion, Vine and Water Street. 3rd Thrusday of every month except July and December, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Meeting information contact: Harriett Hetrick, (724) 872-2186 or email harrietta1@verizon.net.
Check online event calendar for monthly meeting information.

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