NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there.

  • NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions

  • 90 minutes long and meets weekly

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed

  • Confidential

What people have to say

"NAMI Connection has enabled me to take a good look at my illness and see that I am not alone. The program has given me additional tools to not only accept my illness, but to help others along the way."

-- NAMI Connection participant

Registration is NOT required.

Drop in any time you need extra support.

 Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings


Gainesville Peer Respite 

728 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607


7:00 - 8:30p 


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills

  • Find strength in sharing experiences

  • Not judge anyone's pain

  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt

  • Embrace humor as healthy

  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem

  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences