National Alliance on Mental Illness family support groups are for adult family members and caregivers (over age 18) of a loved one living with mental illness. They are described as a safe, confidential place to receive support, as well as 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 required for online groups.
July family support group meetings include:
•July 6 (first Wednesday) in Niagara Falls at the Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., second floor, 6:30-8 p.m.
•July 14 (second Thursday) online from 7-8:30 p.m. Email a request to attend the group with the date, your name and phone number to [email protected].
•July 20 (Third Wednesday) in Amherst at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. rear entrance, 7-8:30 p.m.
•July 21 (third Thursday) in Hamburg at Revive Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Drive 3, Room 124, 7-8:30 p.m. Also in Lockport at Save the Michaels of the World, 81 Walnut St., 7-8:30 p.m.
•July 28 (Fourth Thursday) in Buffalo at Save the Michaels of the World, 737 Delaware Ave., Suite 100, 6:30-8 p.m.
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 on its website at www.namibuffalony.org, or by mail to NAMI Buffalo & Erie County, PO Box 146, Buffalo, NY 14223.