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Virtual Support Groups

NAMI Support Groups provide a safe space in which individuals can learn from each other’s experiences and offer each other encouragement.  We now meet virtually through ZOOM (free app available).  Registration is required for NAMI Geauga County's Online Support Groups to maintain the safety and integrity of each group, its participants, and the organization as a whole. Register by clicking the links below or call the office at 440-286-6264. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Plan to log on or call in at least 5 minutes early.  You will be in a "waiting room" and will be admitted to the ZOOM meeting as soon as possible.   Maintaining the fidelity of the NAMI support group model, we will start and stop on time.  We cannot guarantee that late arrivals will be able to access the meeting.  Thank you for respecting our rules, your peers, and our facilitators.

Tuesday and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8:30pm REGISTER by clicking here : Connection Recovery Support Group Registration

*** After registering you will receive an email with the information to join group. ***

The NAMI Connection (also known as "Peer") Recovery Support Group is for individuals who live with a mental health condition.  For a more detailed description, go to the NAMI Connection page on our website.


Tuesdays, 7pm to 8:30pm.  REGISTER by clicking here : Family Support Group Registration

*** After registering you will receive an email with the information to join group***

The NAMI Family (and friends or loved ones) Support Group is for people who live with and/or care for someone who has a mental health condition.  For a more detailed description, go to the Family Support page on our website.


 

2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 7pm.  REGISTER by clicking here: Growth Through Grief Support Group Registration

*** After registering you will receive an email with the information to join group***

Growth Through Grief is a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide or other traumatic death.  For a more detailed description, go to the Growth Through Grief Support Group page on our website.

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NAMI Geauga Virtual Programs FAQ’s

 

  • How is confidentiality maintained?
    • We ask that group participants log into the group in a private place; e.g. not walking around outside or with friends/family while participating in the group. Observers are NOT permitted to attend any NAMI groups/classes.
  • Can I attend a group if I live in a different state/county?
    • Yes! It does not matter where you live!
  •  Can I join this meeting without a computer?
    • Yes, you can log into a meeting on your cell phone or through a landline by calling 1 646-558-8656 and entering the meeting ID #
  • Do I need a webcam?
    • It is always great to see faces but we understand this may not always be possible. As long as you have a microphone, you may enter the meeting without your webcam on.
  • Does Zoom cost anything?
    • Participation in ALL NAMI signature programs is free of charge. HOWEVER- the number (1 646-558-8656) used to call into the meeting may NOT be toll free. If you are only able to participate in the meetings by calling in, and you get charged for this, PLEASE contact NAMI Geauga.
    • Who will be running the group?
      • All NAMI support groups are led by trained facilitators with lived experience coping with mental health conditions. Facilitators lead groups based on their schedule and availability.
    • Zoom says the group is locked. What do I do?
      • There may be a few reasons you are getting this message:
        • You’re trying to enter a group too late- see website or call office for times/dates for group
        • The group is full
        • Group time/date has been changed- see website or call the office for updates

 

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