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          Sat 31

          NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (online)

          October 31 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm CDT
          Nov 02

          NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (online)

          November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

We offer NAMI Connection Support Groups free of charge via ZOOM and in-person!  Read below for dates and times available.

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NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.  Please read below for dates and times of our Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday support groups.  Registration required for access to the ZOOM meetings.  In person - feel free to just drop in!

 

What:  NAMI Thursday Connections Support Group for adults living with mental health conditions

When: Thursdays – 2:00-3:30 pm (meets in person & via ZOOM)

Where: NAMI Central Iowa Wellness Center  |  424 5th St, Ames, IA 50010

Contact: 515-292-9400

 

What:  NAMI Monday Connection Support Group for adults living with mental health conditions

When: Monday's  4:30 - 6:00 pm  (via ZOOM only)

Where: ZOOM - register for the link by emailing info@namicentraliowa.org

Contact: 515-292-9400

 

What:  NAMI Saturday Connection Support Group for adults living with mental health conditions

When: Saturday's  – 5:15 - 6:45 pm (via ZOOM)

Where: ZOOM - register for the link by emailing info@namicentraliowa.org

Contact: 515-292-9400

 

What:  NAMI Connections for Working Professionals living with mental health conditions

When:  1st & 3rd Wednesday's  |  6:30 - 8:00 pm (meets in person)

Where: Iowa Falls / Alden High School Library  |  1903 North Taylor Avenue, Iowa Falls

Contact: 515-292-9400

 

*Newcomers are encouraged to phone for more information before attending.

NAMI Connection Support Group 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

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