Mental Illness is a lonely road. You don't
have to go down it alone!
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