The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering family support groups – in-person and online, including a new Niagara Falls group meeting – in February.
NAMI family support groups are for adult family members and caregivers (over age 18) of a loved one living with mental illness. A safe, confidential place to receive support and referrals to needed resources, groups are led by trained NAMI member volunteers with family experience of a loved one living with mental illness. There is no fee to attend. Adult family members or caregivers anywhere in Western New York may attend a group. Preregistration is only required for online groups.
Online meetings use Zoom. A meeting will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan 10.
To ensure confidentiality and safety, preregistration for online groups is required. Email [email protected] with name, phone number, and a date to attend.
No preregistration is needed for in-person meetings. Masks required at all times, and other COVID-19 protocols are in effect. Meetings take place
•Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1245 Main St., second floor, Niagara Falls.
•Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., near Eggert Road, Amherst. Park in the rear, enter through double glass doors on the side.
•Thursday, Feb. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at Revive Wesleyan Church (formerly Watermark), 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Enter off Bayview, at door 3, Room 127.
•Thursday, Feb. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at Save the Michaels of the World, 81 Walnut St., Lockport.
•Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. at Rural Outreach Center, 400 Olean Road., East Aurora.
•Thursday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. at Save the Michaels of the World, 737 Delaware Ave., Suite 100, Buffalo. Use the buzzer at the front door to enter the building. Parking is available behind Catholic Charities, next door.
For more information, email [email protected], visit www.namibuffalony.org, or call 716-226-6264. There is no fee for NAMI services, however donations are gratefully accepted online at www.namibuffalony.org or by mail to NAMI Buffalo & Erie County, PO Box 146, Buffalo, NY 14223.