National Alliance on Mental Illness
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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.  


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 
Co-Facilitator:  Jennifer Scholz

For more information: contact Jessica Powers

(757) 663-3015 





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