NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.


  • NAMI Family Support Group meetings are group sharing intended only for caregivers, family members, or friends with a loved one living with a serious and persistent mental illness.

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions

  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions

  • Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed

  • Confidential

What people have to say

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

-- NAMI Family Support Group participant

Please email familysupportgroup@namigainesville.org for more information on joining.

Second and Fourth Monday of each month

The Second Monday Family Support Group is open to all family members 


The Fourth Monday Family Support Group is also open to all family members and parents are encouraged to attend

NAMI Gainesville's Family Support Groups are moving to ZOOM. Email us at familysupportgroup@namigainesville.org to get the Meeting ID & password or if you need help.

To learn more about this video-conferencing platform, click the flowing link - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

August Dates:

August 9th and 23rd


7:00pm - 8:30pm


Zoom (online or via phone)

NAMI Family 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