Peer Connection Support Group

Please check CALENDAR for changes or cancellations on the Tuesday you come.

2 meeting times on Tuesday evenings offered

NAMI Connections Group @ 5:15pm - 7:00pm (Chad’s House)

When: This Group meets Every Tuesday

Where: (Chad's House) on the Carriage House Property - 3327 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46805 (map)

NAMI Connections Group @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Chad’s House)

When: This Group meets weekly, But only on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tuesdays

Where: (Chad's House) on the Carriage House Property - 3327 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46805 (map)

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who've been there. NAMI Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:

  • See the individual first, not the illness
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
  • Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way