NAMI Wood River Valley offers three ongoing support groups featured below. NAMI’s 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. The groups meet on a bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis and are always offered free of charge. For more information, please contact us at (208) 481-0686 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Family Support Group
NAMI-WRV’s Family Support Groups are led by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness. They understand your daily challenges and can offer you encouragement and support. All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little as you wish.
FIRST WEDNESDAY EVERY MONTH 6:00 – 7:30 pm
NAMI Wood River Valley
141 Citation Way #9 (upstairs)
Off Airport Way, in Hailey
Weekly Connection Recovery Support Group
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. It is a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. This group is confidential, and there is no need to register–just come when you feel like you need someone to talk to. The groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have been there. Any adult diagnosed with a mental illness, regardless of the diagnosis, is welcome to attend.
EVERY THURSDAY 5:30 – 7:00 PM
The Sun Club South
731 N 1st Ave, Hailey
What will I gain by attending a NAMI support group?
By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope, practical skills, and develop new relationships. The group encourages empathy and acceptance, productive and practical discussions, and a sense of community.
- We see the individual first, not the illness
- We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
- We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
- We aim for better coping skills
- We find strength in sharing experiences
- We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination
- We do not judge anyone’s pain
- We forgive ourselves and reject guilt
- We embrace humor as healthy
- We accept that we cannot solve every problem
- We work for a better future in a realistic way
“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.”
The Bluebirds High School & Middle School Support Groups
The Bluebirds is a NAMI sponsored peer-support group; it is a judgment-free confidential mental health advocacy group. School social workers oversee the groups and work closely with the NAMI youth intern. Topics, by student request, focuses on activity-based coping skills in a stress-free environment while contributing to community service projects. For more information, please contact Julie Carney at email@example.com or 208-578-5027, or Tod Gunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 578-5035.