NAMI Lane County provides multiple opportunities for people to attend a support group each month. You are encouraged to come to these meetings to find caring information to help you understand and cope with issues surrounding mental illnesses.
NAMI Group Descriptions
NAMI Connection - a peer run drop in support group open to anyone facing a mental health challenge. It is a confidential, supportive environment where one can find information and advocacy as well as support. The National NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group site has more information on how the group works.
NAMI Friends & Family Support Group - for family members and friends of those who experience a mental illness.
NAMI Family to Family - Ongoing Support is for graduates of NAMI’s 12-week educational class for family members and allies of someone who suffers from a brain disorder.
The National Family to Family site has more information on how the group works.
Friendship Group - This group is for consumers only.
Lane County NAMI Group Schedules
NAMI Friends and Family Support Group 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursday in NAMI Lane County's resource center library, 76 Centennial Loop, Suite A., Eugene, 7:00-8:30 PM.
NAMI Family To Family Support Group (for graduates of F2F Class) in Room 201, Lane County Behavioral Services (LCBHS), 2411 MLK Blvd., Eugene, 7:00-8:30 PM.
- Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church (FUMC), 1376 Olive Street. Eugene, 3:30-5:00 PM;
- Wednesdays, NAMI Lane County's resource center library, 76 Centennial Loop, Suite A., Eugene, 6:00-7:30 PM.
NAMI Friends and Family Support Group
- 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Healing Matrix, 632 Main St. Free, drop-in, no registration.
NAMI Friendship Group Thursdays, 10:00 AM, Jack Sprats, 510 E. Main Street. Free, drop-in, no registration, for individuals with mental health issues and family members.
Note: LOCATION CHANGE!
NAMI Connection—Peer Facilitated Support Groups Free, drop-in, no registration
- Wednesday, Healing Matrix, 632 Main St, Cottage Grove, 7:00 -- 8:30 PM.
Note: DAY and TIME CHANGE!
- Fridays, Healing Matrix, 632 Main St, Cottage Grove 1:30 -- 3:00 PM.
Note: TIME CHANGE!
NAMI Family To Family (F2F) Support Group Laurelwood Community Center, 1137 Maple St., 4th Thursday, 6:30-8:00.
NAMI Florence Support Group Peace Harbor Hospital Cafeteria, 4th Thursday, 6:30-8:00, Facilitator: Monica Kosman.
Other Community Groups
DBSA (Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance Group) First United Methodist Church (FUMC), 1376 Olive Street. 2nd and 4thMondays, 7-8:30. Call Lola Mitchell at 541-344-4341 for details.
Eugene Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (Mental illness and drug addiction) Laurel Hill Center (LHC), Tues. & Thurs. 2-3, 2145 Centennial Plaza. Call Tina at 541-485-6340.
Florence Dual Diagnosis Group Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 1525 12th Street, Suite 28. Tuesdays 6-7. Call David Holopoff at 541-997-9289 for information.
Oregon Family Support Network For families with children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs. Call 541-342-2876 or 800-323-8521.
Suicide Bereavement Group For those who have lost a loved one. Meets once a month on Wednesdays. Call Darlene at 541-747-2084 or check website: www.jenniferbakerfund.org.
These meetings offer support and resource information at no cost. You may attend anonymously. Groups are not intended to replace professional medical or legal advice. For more information call the NAMI resource center at 541 343-7688.
NAMI Volunteers at the Johnson Unit
NAMI Volunteers provide support and information to families of patients on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Johnson Unit, in conjunction with the Information Program provided by the Johnson Unit.
Education Programs at NAMI Lane County
Family to Family Class In Our Own Voice Latino Outreach
NAMI Lane County
76 Centennial Loop, Suite A
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 343-7688
A United Way Agency
Page updated June 19, 2014.
by Larry Cummings