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Support Groups

Support groups
are limited to 15 people, so advanced registration is required

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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

NAMI Connection groups follow a flexible structure without an educational format. The groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness.


You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes from others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there.

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Confidential

  • Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
     

What You Gain

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills

  • Find strength in sharing experiences

  • Not judge anyone's pain

  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt

  • Embrace humor as healthy

  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem

  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

     

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

 

NAMI Support Groups

Veterans Support Group

These groups are led by trained veterans using the nationally acclaimed NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group model. "AIM High," "Army Strong," "Ooh Rah," "Always Ready, Always There!" "Honor, Courage, Commitment," " Not for Self but Country." 

Now it's time we support you! NAMI San Antonio offers a confidential, virtual Veterans Recovery Support Group held every Thursday from 6:30 8:00 pm. There is never a charge for it.

 
Women’s Veterans Support Group

Meets every Monday from 11:00am – 12:30pm

These groups are led by trained veterans using the nationally acclaimed NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group model. There is never a charge for the group.

PTSD / Trauma

Anyone who's experienced trauma, been diagnosed with PTSD, or experiencing symptoms will benefit. These groups will start meeting on Fridays from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm!

 
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Support Group

The first meeting will be on Monday, May 16th from 6:30 – 8:00pm


The intersection of race and mental health presents specific challenges for the Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) community that requires community and support outside of standard mental health support groups.

General Mental Health

 

IN-PERSON GROUPS POSTPONED

These groups have been postponed until further notice. If interested and to be contacted when it starts, please fill out the interest form below!


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ONLINE: NAMI San Antonio is here to provide you support during difficult times. If you are going through, stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health condition please join us. These groups are currently scheduled for the second and fourth Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

SA Clubhouse

 

In partnership with SA Clubhouse, NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are FREE and designed with YOU in mind. These groups are currently scheduled for every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Connection Over 40+

 

As a person over 40+ years old, NAMI San Antonio is here to provide you support. If you are going through stress, anxiety, depression or any other  challenge impacting your mental health, please join us. These groups are currently scheduled for every Saturday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

LGBTQIA+ Community

NAMI LGBTQIA+ Connection Recovery Support Group will be a 90-minute recovery support group program designed for LGBTQIA+ individuals living with mental health conditions. We will provide a sense of belonging and a safe space to discuss lived experiences while receiving the support of LGBTQI+ facilitators. If you are interested and wish to be contacted when it's starting, please complete the interest form below!

Other Support Groups

What People Are Saying


"I believe NAMI Connection means hope."

"NAMI Connection has made me realize that I can truly feel comfortable
around my peers and I really needed that feeling!"

"NAMI Connection is the promise of what is and what can be in our lives."