When:
October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2019-10-17T18:00:00+00:00
2019-10-17T19:30:00+00:00
Where:
Northampton County Department of Social Services
5265 The Hornes
Eastville VA 23347
Cost:
Free
Contact:
NAMI Coastal VA - Eastern Shore Chapter
NAMI - Family Support Group @ Northampton County Department of Social Services

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

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 and use local resources.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family 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