Ain’t no virus gonna stop us!
While we have temporarily ceased meeting together in person for our support groups, we are now meeting online to keep the support going!
Until we get the “all clear” to gather in person again, we are hosting our three NAMI Family Support Group and NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meetings online. For more information and meeting participation details, please contact us directly:
NAMI Martin County Family Support Group: We continue to meet the first and third Mondays monthly, except on major holidays, from 6:00-7:00-ish PM. For details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI Martin County Connection Recovery Group: The Stuart group meets online Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM and the Port St. Lucie group meets on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 PM. For details, email the facilitator, Kimberly Comer, at email@example.com.
As always, we encourage you to share this information with anyone you know who would find our support groups useful and helpful.
We have uploaded two documents that pertain to our online groups. You can review our “Online Group Etiquette” and “Agenda, Safety and Confidentiality” policies here.
In the meantime, we will be updating our Facebook page on a regular basis as we find valuable information to share, and urge you to call 211 of the Treasure Coast for local resources and assistance. NAMI.org offers a page of information re. the virus with resources, here: https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus.
We will update this page and our Facebook page as soon as we resume in-person gatherings.
NAMI Martin County is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Martin County exists to support, educate and advocate in areas related to mental illness and mental health. We support one another in navigating the challenges of living with a mental illness or caring for and about someone who is living with mental illness. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization, and we encourage others to join with us in working to increase community awareness of the myriad impacts of mental illness, in rejecting and fighting the stigma that too often prevents people from asking for and receiving needed help and support, and in advocating for quality, affordable and accessible mental health services for all residents of Martin County and surrounding areas and for supportive legislation.
We host a twice-monthly NAMI Family & Friends Support Group that is open to all who have a family member or close friend living with mental illness, and we welcome you to join us. You are not alone! We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of each month. (See our Events Page for details.)
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for Peers meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm. (More details on our Events Page.)
You can help spread the word about NAMI Martin County by sharing the information about our meetings and resource line, by inviting others to join with us, and by visiting, liking and commenting on our regularly updated Facebook page at Facebook.com/NAMIMartinCounty/. We are always grateful for any financial donation to help us further our outreach and provision of services.
While we encourage you to become a member of NAMI, and the low membership fees do help to support our local affiliate’s efforts, membership is not required in order to participate with our local group.
The national organization website at NAMI.org offers a plethora of educational, advocacy and support information and tools, and we encourage you to make use of these resources. In particular, many people find the “Learn More” section on Mental Health Conditions to be extremely valuable.
We welcome you to join us.
- To support and encourage those who suffer from mental illness and their families in all areas of their lives: mentally, physically and spiritually.
- Advocate for research into causes and cures of mental illnesses and improvement in the quality of treatment.
- Promote community support programs for consumers and families. To our community, NAMI offers knowledge and support to ease trauma and help in dealing with the stigma that goes along with mental illness.
- Assist in understanding mental illness and the treatments that are available. We believe no one should suffer alone or be unaware of available help.
For more information: