Family Support Groups

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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for parents, caregivers, and close friends of an adult with a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions

  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions

  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week, or monthly (varies by location)

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed

CONFIDENTIAL -- NAMI San Antonio does not allow observers into these groups

What You’ll Gain from Family Support Groups

  • By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can 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 others' experiences, discover your inner strength, and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Group is a confidential support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Participants learn they are no longer alone and gain a renewed sense of hope by joining a caring group of people who help one another through their learned wisdom. Meetings are led by trained facilitators who have a loved one living with a mental health condition

 

We are requesting leaders and participants be fully vaccinated and wear a mask for their health and safety, as well as to adhere to the safety recommendations of the facilities where groups are held.

IN PERSON NAMI Family Support Groups

St. Matthew Catholic Church:

In-person group meetings are held on the first Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30am.

Advance registration required.

10703 Wurzbach Road San Antonio 78230

McDonald Family Center, Room 101

Next meeting Saturday November 12th

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church: 

NAMI In-person group meetings are held on the third Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30pm. 

Advance registration required.

Call (210) 602-2483 or

Next meeting August 18th, no meeting in September, and will resume October 20th

NEW GROUP

MacArthur Park Church of Christ: 

NAMI In-person group meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm starting September 28th.  

Advance registration required.

1907 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217

Gathering Place

Other Family Support Groups

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church (Faith-Based) - In-person group meetings are held on the third Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Advance registration required.

Next meeting August 18th, no meeting in September, and will resume October 20th

Or call (210) 602-2483

St. Mark's Episcopal Church - In-person group meetings

1st Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
315 E. Pecan, Room 305, San Antonio (downtown by Travis Park) 

Or call (210) 602-5733

Community Bible Church Faith-Based Groups Below:

Community Bible Church

2477 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio 78232

Call (210) 253-5971, Press 5

  • Mental Health Grace Alliance faith-based curriculum offered at Community Bible Church by semester (Spring, Summer, and Fall): Living Grace, Living Hope (PTSD/Trauma) Family Grace

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

  • REBOOT Recovery faith-based curriculum offered at Community Bible Church by semester (Spring, Summer, and Fall): Trauma REBOOT for First Responders

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

  • Touched by Suicide (Faith-Based) (Grief support for anyone who has lost a loved one in a death by suicide.)

1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

For the above groups contact:

  • Grief Share (Faith-Based)

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Starting September 6th

Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Starting September 8th

Contact: Carolyn Powell or call 726-262-5363

St. Brigid’s Catholic Church (Bilingual Faith-Based)

McKenna Building, Rm 203; 6907 Kitchener St, San Antonio 78240

3rd Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm except in August & December

Contact: Carmen Ortiz at (210) 521-9161

Survivors of Loved One's Suicide (18+ years old)

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Ecumenical Center

8310 Ewing Halsell Drive, San Antonio 78229
Call Tony Mata at  (210) 885-7069