NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore has launched a new NAMI Family Support Group in partnership with Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. Support group meetings are held at the psychiatric unit of Bon Secours Hospital, located in the West Baltimore community. The free weekly support group serves family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.
Family members often play a significant role in helping and supporting a loved one who develops a mental health condition. It is important to know you are not alone. The Family Support Group offers the opportunity to connect with others facing similar circumstances and to learn from shared wisdom.
NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to be heard and get what they need. Support groups are facilitated by trained family members who understand the impact of mental illness first-hand. Group leaders encourage empathy, guide productive discussion, and foster a sense of community.
The support group helps family members gain a deeper understanding of mental illness and to develop coping and communication skills. Participants also learn how to identify and access community resources and supportive services.
To attend the support group:
Every Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm
Bon Secours Hospital
2000 W. Baltimore Street, 5th Floor
Street metered and garage parking is available.
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