If you need help with mental health, NAMI Westchester helps individuals living with mental illness and their loved ones find ways to recover and build better lives.
We offer support groups and classes that are led by trained volunteers who can relate to the struggles of living with a mental illness.
For questions regarding these groups and classes,
please call our helpline at 914-592-5458
Support Groups & Courses Information
NAMI Connection: A PEER recovery support group for people living with mental illness. This group is for adults 18 and over who are dealing and recovering from mental health issues. It is facilitated by trained, mental health peers. NAMI Connection is not intended to replace or act as professional therapy/treatment. Confidentiality is always respected and honored.
Families and Friends Support Group: This group is only for loved ones of those living with mental illness. This group generally meets a few times per month (different times and locations).
Parents/Caregivers of Adolescents and Young Adults Support Group: This peer led support group is for loved ones of adolescents and young adults who are living with mental illness. What you can expect is a welcoming environment where you can share your stories with others and receive different coping strategies and information.
Family to Family Course: NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 11-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program.Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by volunteer NAMI-trained family members who have been here, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
Peer to Peer Course: Peer-to-Peer is a free, 12-week class for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a team of trained “mentors” who are living healthy and productive lives with mental illness. Participants learn the tools needed to take control of their own wellness and recovery. Class topics include:
Understanding mental health disorders, with possible co-occurring substance abuse, treatment, and medication.
Addressing stigma, discrimination, and relationship issues.
How to identify tell-tale feelings, behaviors, or events that may warn of impending relapse.
Creating a “relapse prevention plan”.
The connection between a healthy lifestyle and mental health recovery.
**For further information on any of the courses and support groups
provided by NAMI Westchester, please call our helpline at 914-592-5458**