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NAMI Connection in Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Connection support group meets at 2501 San Pedro Dr. NE from 6:30 to 8:00 on Mondays.

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.

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