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NAMI was primarily founded because family members of severely mentally ill persons felt overwhelmed while dealing with the affects of the mental illness of their family member. Oftentimes, it was difficult to obtain current and factual information regarding either the nature or status of the person suffering from the illness. Many times they felt alone in their struggle. Those that were not being affected by mental illness, did not understand the depth of their struggle.  Those that had only a clinical understanding of mental illness (health care professionals, etc.) did not fully appreciate the issues that long term mental illness creates for others being affected by it, nor did they have the time or capability to address the issues.
Consequently, these family members sought comfort and counsel from those who were in the same situation-dealing with the impacts of a severely mentally ill person. And today, NAMI organizations are providing that same kind of support and counsel. The support groups are designed to provide an empathetic environment where the participants know and share "first hand" feelings, concerns, and experiences with the many aspects of the mental health system, to include the illness and the health care being provided.

Currently we run three mental illness support groups in Baldwin County:

    Foley:  Meet at the Baldwin County Mental Health Center on Fig St.

     Regular Group meets 2nd Tuesday from 6pm-7:30pm 

                                         All are invited !!!

 

    Fairhope:  Meet at The Harbor (308 S. Greeno) in Fairhope

     NAMI Connections Group meets 1st & 3rd Thursday from 6:30pm-8:00pm

           Connections group is for consumers or clients ONLY !!!

 

      NAMI Family Support Group meets 1st & 3rd Thursday from 6:30pm-8:00pm

                             (also at The Harbor, in an adjoining room)

                       Family Support Group is for family and friends ONLY!!!

 

    Bay Minette:  Meeting place to be determined

      This is a closed group. You must contact us to attend. Call 965-6264 

 

 

 

                                         Last Updated 2-15-14