NAMI MISSOULA SUPPORT GROUPS

Due to COVID-19 all groups are currently being hosted over Zoom. Still, it’s easier than ever to attend and if you have any questions regarding how to use Zoom or other features, we are happy to help! Interested in joining? Please simply enter in your information below and submit it to get your meeting link today!

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NAMI support groups are peer-led and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees. Below are some of our programs:

NAMI Missoula is offering a Connection Support Group for people living
with a mental health condition. NAMI Connection recovery support groups
offer respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30PM.

NAMI Arts and Crafts

NOTICE: THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This group is free and open to adults with mental illness; we well provide the materials and the space to work and attendees provide the energy and enthusiasm! No registration in necessary, just show up and enjoy the fun!

Family to Family is a free twelve-week course designed to educate and support family members, loved ones, and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Classes are taught by two trained facilitators who have lived the experience of dealing with a family member’s mental illness; the course offers a wealth of information and coping strategies and helps combat the isolation and helplessness families so often feel around this issue.

NAMI Finding Your Groove

Wednesday afternnons (1p.m. to 2p.m.) This groups is open to adults with mental health issues; it focuses on skills such as goal setting decision-making, time management, coping with stress, communication, etc. Currenlty meeting over Zoom! Please email us for a link!

Struggling with any of the following?

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Unexpected Mood Swings

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Stress & Anxiety

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Someone to Talk To

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Family Member Conflict

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Job Loss or Change

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Depression

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Irregular Sleep Cycles

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Anger

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Harmful Thoughts

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Isolation & Loneliness

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Strained Relationships

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Addiction

Principles Of Support

  • We will see the individual first, not the illness.
  • We recognize that mental illnesses are medical  illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
  • We understand that mental illnesses are  traumatic events.
  • We aim for better coping skills.
  • We find strength in sharing experiences.
  • We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
  • We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own.
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
  • We embrace humor as healthy.
  • We accept we cannot solve all problems.
  • We expect a better future in a realistic way.
  • We will never give up hope.

Group Guidelines

1. Start and stop on time
2. Time limit for Opening Stories (2-3 min.)
3. Absolute confidentiality
4. Be respectful
5. Keep it in the here and now (we can’t change the past)
6. Empathize with each other’s situation

We are here for you.

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Talk through things.

Have a structured time where you know support is waiting.

Empathize with each other.

Contact Us

Have more questions? No problem, just use the forum down below to let us know whats on your mind. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(406) 880-1013

202 Brooks St, Missoula, MT, 59601

namimissoula@gmail.com

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