Too often, mental health issues are an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety. For those diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other conditions, talking with someone, sharing coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path of recovery.

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness. Your group will provide respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. This relaxed approach can support you as you share the challenges and success of coping with mental illness.

What You Should Expect 

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes free of charge

  • Designed for adults (18 and over) living with mental illness

  • Facilitated by a team of trained individuals who live in recovery from mental illness

  • Confidential - share as much or as little personal information as you want

  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies

  • Guided by Principles of Support

Why You Should Attend 

An environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance

 

Meetings begin with a review of group guidelines and the NAMI Connection Principles of Support. Following this introduction, anyone that wishes to may share an update on current life success and/or challenges. The group works together to address the most pressing issues using a process called “group wisdom.” Themes that naturally arise during the group also become a focus of group work. As a participant, your voice is heard. You may contribute to the discussion empathetically, building a sense of community that is based on sincere, uncritical acceptance.

 

Tools for caring for your life

 

Practical, constructive solutions shared by the group, also called “group wisdom,” may help you find solutions to current life challenges. You may also learn about community resources from other participants. By sharing your experiences, you have the opportunity to gain hope and new friends in a safe and confidential setting.

The groups are facilitated by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves. They understand your daily challenges and can offer you encouragement and support. All groups are confidential- you can share as much or as little personal information as you wish.

Who can attend a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group?

Support groups are open to all adults living with a mental health condition, regardless of diagnosis. Please feel welcome to drop by and share your feelings, difficulties or successes. Everyone is a valued participant.

 

Connection Recovery Support Groups

 

4th Monday | *New time and location* 

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Kaiser Permanente's

Prince George's Medical Center

6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 160

Hyattsville, Maryland  20782

Building entrance on Toledo Rd. Garage parking on America Blvd.

 

Thursdays | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Laurel Regional Hospital

7300 Van Dusen Road

Laurel, Maryland 20707 

 

2nd Saturday | 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Interdynamics, Inc.

8181 Professional Place, Suite #200

Landover, MD 20785

Contact Us

Hanko Building

8511 Legation Road

New Carrollton, MD 20784 

Office: (301) 429-0970  

Fax:  (301) 429-0971 

Email: nami.pgcmd1@gmail.com 

HELPLINE

(301) 429-0970

(English & Spanish) 

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