NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group’s are free, peer-led support group’s for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Each group follows a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by trained volunteers who understand
  • No medical therapies or medications are endorsed or recommended
  • Always completely confidential

Find a NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Family Support Group

Parents and Families of Teens and Adults
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Parents and Caregivers of Children and Adolescents, held in partnership with Family Partners
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please check our calendar for updated schedule/closings

What you will gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you 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 through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn now to identify local resources and how to use them.

  • See the individual first, not the illness
  • Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way

For more information or to sign up for a Family Support Group please email outreach@namiadco.org

If you aren’t already a NAMI member, we invite you to join us. Learn more here: Membership Page