FAMILY AND CONSUMER SUPPORT GROUPS
NAMI Connection meetings are held:
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, at the NAMI Pasco office in Land O' Lakes at 6480 Land O' Lakes, Blvd.
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, at the Medical Center of Trinity West Pasco Campus (formerly Community Hospital) in New Port Richey, FL on the 3rd floor. Use phone to notify security you are there for NAMI, then come in and take elevator to the right up to 3rd floor - look for signs to help direct you.
Click on Calendar for dates and times also
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.
NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group:
Meets weekly for 90 minutes
Is offered free of charge
Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies
All groups are confidential - participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.
Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support.
Who can attend a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group?
Support groups are open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. Participants should feel welcome to drop by and share feelings, difficulties, or successes. Everyone is a valued participant.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no program registration fee, and each meeting is free of charge.
Why is NAMI Connection a helpful step in my recovery?
Research has shown that having someone to talk to is instrumental in the recovery process. Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience. Recovery is possible but often requires a connection with community—a community that offers support, encouragement, and insight. NAMI Connection is meant to be only one avenue to recovery for people with mental illness. Support groups should add to and not replace the treatment plan determined by the individual and their mental health care provider.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
The NAMI Family Support Group meetings are designed to give family members emotional support during difficult times. By meeting with other families who are experiencing similar situations, family members can gain insight and information that may help them cope in a more heathly way. Information about your loved ones illness is shared only "when" and "if" you feel comfortable in a non-judgemental atmosphere.
Family Support meetings:
Family Support Group Meeting - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at:
First United Methodist Church
13123 US Hwy 19
6:30 - 8:00PM
Family Support Group Meeting - 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at:
Medical Center of Trinity West Pasco Campus (formerly Community Hospital)
(3rd floor meeting room)
5637 Marine Parkway
New Port Richey, Fl
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Family Support Group Meeting - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at:
N. Tampa Behavioral Health Center
29910 SR 56,
Wesley Chapel, FL
(1-2 miles past Wiregrass)
7:00 - 8:30PM
Below are links to help family members become educated about their loved one's mental illness and the issues surronding getting them the treatment they need. Resources are added as they are identified so check back often.
MORE RESOUCES FOR GETTING HELP
To find out which mental health services are covered by Medicare, visit Medicare Interactive.