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
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
8181 Professional Place, Suite #200
Landover, MD 20785