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Family Support Group

NOTE: NAMI Franklin County support groups are strictly closed groups and confidential spaces. Students are NOT permitted to observe.

Support for caregivers and family members caring for loved ones with
mental illness. Scroll down for meeting times and locations.

Some important concepts you’ll learn at Support Group:

  • See the individual first, not the illness.
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are brain disorders that may have environmental triggers.
  • Gain insight and empathy from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
  • Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination.
  • Forgive yourself and reject guilt.
  • Embrace humor as healthy.
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem.
  • Aim for better coping skills and work for a better future in a realistic way.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a model that ensures everyone has an opportunity to be heard. They are:

  • Free of cost
  • Led by adult family members who have been trained to facilitate a NAMI Family Support Group.
  • Not structured to recommend or endorse specific medical treatments.
  • Confidential

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength, develop supportive relationships and a sense of community, and learn how to identify and use local resources.

Contact: Rachelle Martin (614) 266-6709, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You may also be interested in: the Men’s Support GroupNAMI Connection, and/or NAMI Basics.

NAMI Franklin County programs and support groups are offered free of charge to participants.
Please consider a donation to support our efforts.

Meeting Times and Locations

 

Due to COVID-19 and Governor DeWine’s mandate, we will be meeting on ZOOM. Use Meeting ID (9403858038)  and (6145016264) as the password to join.

1st Tuesday of each month

5:30-7:00 p.m.
Mt. Carmel New Albany Auditorium, 7277 Smiths Mill Rd., New Albany

Contact: Rachelle Martin – (614) 501-6264, Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

2 nd Wednesday of each month

7:00-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Ohio, 1225 Dublin Rd., Ste. 125, Columbus 43215

Contact: Rachelle Martin – (614) 501-6264, Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

3rd Thursday of each month

5:30-7:00 p.m.
NAMI Ohio, 1225 Dublin Rd., Ste. 125, Columbus 43215

Contact: Sheri Meyers – (614) 501-6264, Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

4th Wednesday of each month

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue (third floor conf. room), Columbus 43215

Contact: Sheri Meyers – (614) 501-6264, Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

El Primer Lunes de cada mes (First Monday of each month)

10 a.m.-12 mediodia
Grupo de Apoyo Amigas Latinas – 3556 Sullivant Avenue, Suite 204, Columbus 43204
Zoom Meeting ID: 680-879-8265 Password: 5y963c

Apoyo a cuidadores y familiares que cuidan a sus seres queridos con enfermedades mentales. Por favor llame a Marbella Cáceres at 844-226-0544, para verificar fecha de la reunión.

REMINDER: NAMI Franklin County support groups are strictly closed groups and confidential spaces. 
Students are NOT permitted to observe.

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