NAMI Cobb Virtual Support Groups
Although our in-person Family and Connection Support Groups are cancelled at this time, some of our support groups are meeting virtually using the Zoom platform. Get in touch with the contact listed below to find out how to connect to a virtual meeting.
Our online support groups are only open to adults living in recovery with a mental health condition (Connection Support Group) or those who are supporting a loved one with a mental health condition (Family Support Group).
Connection Support Group
Connection Recovery Support Group is a support group for adult individuals (18+yrs) living with a mental health condition. Peers share positives and negatives led by trained facilitators who also live with a mental health condition. Virtual meetings every Monday from 7:45-9:15 p.m. Contact facilitator for specifics.
Contact Paul Miner at firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-560-3058.
Family Support Group
The Family Support Group is a support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of someone living with the everyday challenges of a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with a mental health condition, families find support and learn from each other through sharing experiences. Virtual meetings each Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. Contact facilitator for specifics.
Contact Jan Hemmings at email@example.com , 770-354-6565.
NAMI Support Groups help participants:
- Aim for better coping skills
- Find strength in sharing experiences
- Not judge anyone’s pain
- Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
- Embrace humor as healthy
- Accept that we cannot solve every problem
- Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences.
Our Group Guidelines include confidentiality, respectful dialog and empathy. Meetings begin with a review of the NAMI guidelines. Before participating in a virtual support group, each prospective participant should review and accept the security of the Zoom third-party video conferencing platform.
For tips and guidelines to using Zoom go to: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Top-Questions