NAMI WC Support Groups

NAMI Washtenaw County provides support groups for both people with mental illness and their loved ones. We offer four different support groups: two for family and friends, and two for people living with a mental illness. No matter if you are a young adult diagnosed with a brain disorder such as 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.

    • Connection Group (adults with mental illness regardless of a specific diagnosis). They meet on the 1st and 3rd Wed of the month. St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104.
    • Adult Loved Ones (adults who have a loved one with a mental illness). They meet only on the 3rd Wed of the month. St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104.
    • Young Adults (young adults living with a mental illness regardless of the specific diagnosis). They meet on the 1st and 3rd Wed of the month. St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104.
    • *Parents/Caregivers of Children with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors meeting 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month starting August 21st, 2017 @ WISD Teaching and Learning Center, 1819 South Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. See more about this new group below.
All groups meet from 7-8:30 P.M.  

*New Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of children dealing with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

A new support group for parents caring for children with suicidal thoughts and behaviors is available and will have its first meeting on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 7pm-8:30pm at Washtenaw Intermediate School District WISD) Building: 1819 South Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Please see the attached flyer.
This new support group will be led by trained National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Volunteers, and is a collaborative effort with NAMI Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health, Community Mental Health, University of Michigan Depression Center and the WISD.
Please note that participants will be the parents or guardians of children (middle-school aged to 25 years old) who are currently exhibiting suicidal thoughts or behaviors (or have done so in the recent past).
Please contact Alison Paine, NAMIWC at alisonpaine21@hotmail.com with additional questions.  For more information, click this flyer: Parent Support Group Flyer