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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis.  Every group is offered free of charge and meets twice a month for 90 minutes.  All are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery - people who understand the challenges we face.  

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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.

Principles of Support

  • We will see the individual first, not the illness.
  • We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
  • We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.
  • We aim for better coping skills.
  • We find strength in sharing experiences.
  • We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
  • We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own.
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
  • We embrace humor as healthy.
  • We accept we cannot solve all problems.
  • We expect a better future in a realistic way.
  • We will never give up hope.

        When: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday - Begining January 14, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (except for major holidays)

Place:  Chesapeake Community Services Board
Room 194
224 Great Bridge Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA  23320
 
Facilitator:  Jessica Powers         jpowers@namichesapeake.org 
Co-Facilitator:  Jennifer Scholz      jscholz@namichesapeake.org
 

For more information: contact Jessica Powers

(757) 663-3015

 info@namichesapeake.org 

 


 

 

 

NAMI Chesapeake is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization

 

 

 

 

 

 


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