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.

St. Matthew Catholic Church - In-person group meetings are held on the first Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Advance registration required.

McDonald Family Center, Room 101

10703 Wurzbach Road San Antonio 78230

ONLINE NAMI Family Support Group for Veteran Families

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for adult family members and veterans with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. are welcome to join us with no judgment only respect and empathy.

These groups are held on the first and third Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church: NAMI In-person group meetings are held on the third Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Advance registration required.

Or call (210) 602-2453

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. Advanced registration required.

Or call (210) 602-2453

St. Mark's Episcopal Church - In-person and Zoom meeting formats available

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)

Mental Health Grace Alliance Curriculum - Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall
 

Family Grace Group (Faith-Based)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Touched by Suicide (Faith-Based) (whoever has lost a loved one is welcome)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Grieving Family Support (Faith-Based)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

On the church's website, search Family and filter "Support"

2477 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio 78232

Or call (210) 253-5971

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

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

3rd Saturdays, 10:00 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
 

                                                                   Or call (210) 885-706