NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

This FREE Support Group meets every Sunday at 2:30 — 4:00 pm
Participation Station
869 Sparta Court — Lexington, KY 40504

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

What People are Saying

NAMI Con­nec­tion has enabled me to take a good look at my ill­ness and see that I am not alone. The pro­gram has giv­en me addi­tion­al tools to not only accept my ill­ness, but to help oth­ers along the way.”

… Peo­ple can solve prob­lems [at a NAMI Con­nec­tion Recov­ery Sup­port Group]. It isn’t just a bunch of sad sto­ries; peo­ple are com­ing up with solu­tions and stuff to do for the next week. One of our group atten­dees is tak­ing her meds and get­ting her­self to her coun­selor and is just about able to go back to her career in great part due to Con­nec­tion.”

- See more at: http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Connection#sthash.YkGO1I2S.dpuf

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