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Mental Health Support Groups

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illnesses are experiences that affect nearly everyone in some way. In the U.S. 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year. Only half of them receive treatment. NAMI Northeast Iowa rejects the stigma and discrimination too often experienced by those living with mental illness and seeks to provide support for both those individuals and the people who care about them. We aim for improvement of coping skills and believe that there is strength in sharing experiences.

 

Help is available for both those living with a mental health condition and their family members. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides support groups led by trained facilitators that offer a safe place for people to both receive and contribute support to others with whom they have something in common.

 

NAMI Support Groups are:

·         Free of cost to participants

·         Confidential

·         Led by trained peer facilitators

 

If you live with a mental health condition, there is a support group that meets weekly.

NAMI Northeast Iowa - Connection Recovery Support Group

Every Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Decorah Lutheran Church, Lower level

 

Questions? Contact NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group facilitators:

Anna Linnell, Farrah Fritz, or Pam Moss at 563-422-8852

 

If you are a family member of someone who lives with a mental health condition, there is a support group that meets monthly.

NAMI Northeast Iowa - Family Support Group

Fourth Monday* of each month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. North Fayette Valley Community Coalition Youth Center 23689 Canoe Road, Elgin, IA

   *Tuesday, May 28 because of Memorial Day

 

Questions? Contact one of the NAMI Family Support Group facilitators:

Shannon Brown           Susan Friedrich             Craig Moss

 563-880-9723              563-422-7882               563-380-7224

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis call 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 24/7 for free and confidential emotional support.





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