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NAMI Support Groups

“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?”

See below for NAMI Support Group meeting and contact information by county or download a NAMI Support Group flyer.

Should you have immediate concerns or specific mental health questions, please contact the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania office at (412) 366-3788 or email info@namiswpa.org.

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training

A NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator is a trained NAMI leader who leads a 90-minute, monthly Family Support Group. They play an important role in ensuring that all participants feel welcomed and supported.  A NAMI facilitator also ensures that the group follows NAMI’s support group model by maintaining guidelines, sustaining clear participant boundaries and reinforcing communication skills that encourage group participation.

Potential candidates should be a family member or loved one of an individual who is living with a mental health diagnosis. Candidates should also have attended the NAMI Family Support Group meetings and agree to adhere to the NAMI Support Group model. Interested individuals should complete a Facilitator Training Application and return to NAMI Southwestern PA. For questions and information on upcoming trainings, contact Susan Caban at the NAMI Southwestern PA office at 412-366-3788 or email scaban@namiswpa.org.

NAMI Connections Peer Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. The groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis. Interested individuals please download a facilitator description and complete an application for Connections Facilitator Training. Next training will be held in Altoona, June 14 and 15, 2017. Space is very limited.

For additional Education and Training programs, please click here.

Support Groups by County:

ALLEGHENY COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

ALLEGHENY COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Parent Support Group – Youth and Transition-Age
Meets the second Monday of each month, 5-7 p.m. East Liberty Carnegie Library.
Contact: Linda Thornhill at (412) 403-9539 for more information.

NAMI CONNECTIONS Peer Recovery Support Groups
GROUP IS CURRENTLY NOT MEETING. NAMI Connections is peer facilitated, 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.

NAMI Pittsburgh South
Mt. Lebanon, South Minster House, 3rd Wednesday each month, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Meeting information contact: email nami.south@gmail.com
NAMI Pgh South April 2017 newsletter

NAMI Pittsburgh North
McKnight Plaza, Ross Twp., 1st Wednesday of the Month, 7-9 p.m. No meetings in Jan, Feb or March. Meetings will resume in April.
Meeting information contact: Candy (412) 361-8916
NAMI Pgh North newsletter: April 2017

NAMI Pittsburgh East – FAMILIAS
Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill, 4th Wednesday each month 7-9 p.m. No JULY or AUGUST MEETING.
Meeting information contact: Mim Schwartz (412) 731-4855
NAMI Familias April 2017 newsletter

NAMI Spouse Support Group
Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill, 1st Wednesday of the month 7-9 p.m. No JULY or AUGUST MEETING.
Meeting information contact: Mim Schwartz (412) 731-4855

NAMI McKeesport Area
Penn State Greater Allegheny, Frable Bldg. Rm 122, 3rd Thursday each month, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Violet Ludwig (412) 373-7977

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. (NO FEB MTG)
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, Forbes Avenue, 2nd Monday each month, 6 – 7 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Sue Rudisin (412) 246-5859

ARMSTRONG COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

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: Family Counseling Center of Armstrong (724) 543-2941

BEAVER COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

BEAVER COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI PA – Beaver County
Rochester, 3rd Thursday each month
Meeting information contact: Carla Braund, carlabraund@namibeavercounty.com or call (724) 888-6877

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 facilitated, recovery support groups for adults with mental illness of any diagnosis. Contact the Phonex Drop-in Center at (724) 775-9507 for information.

BUTLER COUNTY Support Groups

BUTLER COUNTY Support Groups

NAMI PA Butler County
Family Support Groups:
Butler – Last Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m., Mental Health Association, Voyagers Room.
Zelienople – 2nd Tuesday each month, Passavant Retirement Community Center, 5:30 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069

NAMI Connections, Peer Facilitated Recovery Support Group
Meets the first Friday, 1:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, Voyagers Room, 140 North Elm Street.
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069

 

FAYETTE COUNTY Support Groups

FAYETTE COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI-CARE (Consumers Advocating for Recovery through Empowerment)
Meeting information contact: Carol Warman (724) 439-1352

INDIANA COUNTY Support Groups

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

LAWRENCE COUNTY Support Groups

NAMI PA Lawrence County – New Castle
Meeting information contact: Sandi Hause, (724) 658-7591

WASHINGTON COUNTY Support Groups

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)416-7574

WESTMORELAND COUNTY Support Groups

WESTMORELAND COUNTY Support Groups

NAMI Alle-Kiski
Family Services Building, 310 Central City Plaza off ninth street, New Kensington. Meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Roberta Walker (412) 372-1236 or email kawphy59@hotmail.com
NAMI Alle Kiski Jan 2017 newsletter

NAMI Connections Peer Recovery Support group
Peer facilitated, 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

NAMI Mon Valley
LOCATIONS:

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

• Belle Vernon – First United Methodist Church. 1st Tuesday of every month except July and December, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Meeting information contact: Harriett Hetrick (724) 872-2186 or (412) 596-5071.

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