Support Groups

NAMI WC offers four support groups:

1.      Youth Support Group (tweens, teens and young adults with brain disorders regardless of specific diagnosis).

2.      Youth Loved Ones (tweens, teens, and young adults who have a loved one with a brain disorder). THIS SUPPORT GROUP IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

3.      Adult Support Group (adults with brain disorders regardless of a specific diagnosis).

4.      Adult Loved Ones (adults who have a loved one with a brain disorder).

All groups meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month,  7-8:15 P.M.  (In our newsletter it says 4th Wednesday - which is incorrect)

St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth,   2309 Packard, Ann Arbor.

For more information please contact the NAMI WC office- 734-994-6611 or go to namiwc.org

NAMI provides support groups for both people with mental illness and their loved ones. We offer four different support groups on one night in one place so your entire family can attend. The groups cover all ages and all brain disorder diagnoses. No matter if you area teen diagnosed with bipolar or an adult with a child diagnosed with schizophrenia, we have a support group for you. The groups are facilitated by knowledgeable NAMI members in a safe and confidential atmosphere. See the following brochure for details. For a larger view click on the graphics below.

 

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Support Groups at the Depression Center

http://www.depressioncenter.org/patients-visitors/workshops-and-groups/

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Click on the link below for the new support group Survivors of Suicide:

Survivors_of_Suicide_

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Campus Mind Works

5:30-7:00, 2nd Tuesday of every month
October through April

Room 151, Chrysler Center, North CampusALSO5:30-7:00, 4th Tuesday of every month
October through April

Room G168, Angell Hall, Central Campus

Please join us for:

  • Presentation and Q & A focusing on topics which impact student mental health.
  • Facilitated support group session to:
    • discuss challenges faced when coping with depression, anxiety, and mood swings
    • share successful strategies for managing illness in the context of college life
    • connect with other students who may have similar experiences.

For a complete listing of group dates, locations, and topics, please visit campusmindworks.org

The Campus Mind Works Groups are open to any U-M student who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, major depression, and/or chronic anxiety, or anyone interested in obtaining more information about these issues. The groups are designed for education and support purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for medical or mental health treatment.

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The following support groups are conducted by PORT (Project Outreach Team).

To verify meeting times, call them at 734-222-3750

Location for the following support groups are: 110 N. Forth St. Ann Arbor,

PORT office suite #102

Monday: 1 PM  Art Therapy

Tuesday: 9AM  Dual Diagnosis Peer Support Group

Wednesday: 3 PM Women’s Dual Diagnosis Support Group

Thursday: 9AM Dual Diagnosis Peer Support Group

Friday: 9 AM Phase 2 Dual Diagnosis

Friday: 2 PM Movie Group- plays a movie every 4th Friday

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 Dual Diagnois Peer Support Groups

To verify meeting times, call them at 734-222-3750

Location: St. Andrews Church, 306 N. division, Ann Arbor

Wed. 8:45 AM.

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Peer Support Groups (formally MDDA)

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. St. Joseph Hospital Senior Health Building, room 2402. for more information call: Jenney at 734-485-3870
  • Parents Supporting Parents
  • Betsy Soden, (734) 662-2906
  • Location: St. Joseph Hospital Education Center, Classroom 5.
  • When: 4th Wed., 7-9pm.
  • Support group for caregivers of fetal alcohol affected children/adults.

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Men’s Trauma Recovery Group

  • 1-2:30 PM; Washtenaw County CSTS 555 Towner, Ypsilanti, 48176
  • Call Michael Serriter at 734-544-6757 or serriter@washtenaw.org

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N.A.M.I. Meditation Group

  • Zen buddhist Temple
1214 Packard(at Woodlawn)
Ann Arbor, MI
 
  • Facilitator Peter Beyer is both an experienced meditation guide and an active member of NAMI. For more information call 734-417-6682. By appointment only

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NAMI of Livingston County 

SUPPORT GROUP:  We meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7 – 9 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 400 East Grand River, Brighton.  Family members and consumers are welcome.  Call Barb at 810-231-6011 for more information.

 Looking for an online support group for your loved one struggling with
depression or bipolar disorder? 
check out:  DBSAlliance.org 
The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance is a great resource for consumers to reach out and talk to people who have a mental illness. 
The online support groups are free but registration for the site is required.
 NAMI Livingston, PO Box 161, Hartland, MI  48353
 “No cost, but  membership is encouraged” 

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