Support Groups




For any questions regarding our support groups, and getting support via phone during this time of need, please feel free to call us 7 days a week, from 9am-9pm, at 208-481-0686, or

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.



NAMI-WRV’s Family Support Groups are led by trained family members of individuals living with mental health challenges. 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 & THIRD WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Meeting ID: 898-0761-1667
Meeting Password: fsg
To call in:
+1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 898-0761-1667
Meeting Password: fsg


Meeting ID: 879 918 928, Meeting Password: 392609

To call in:

+1 346 248 7799

Meeting ID: 879 918 928, Meeting Password: 392609




NAMI Connection Recovery & Wellness Support Group is a peer-led support group for adults living with mental health challenges. It is a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental wellness. 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 TUESDAY at 5:30 pm & FRIDAY at 8pm

Meeting ID: 917995809, Password: 672832

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 challenges, 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-WRV sponsored peer-support group and club; it is a judgment-free confidential mental health advocacy Group. Please contact Brittany Shipley, programs coordinator,, 208-720-4004, regarding enrolling your teen in Wood River High School, Wood River Middle School, Silvercreek High School, Carey High School, or Hemingway STEAM Middle School. 

If you live outside the Wood River Valley and have questions about starting your own group, please contact Christina Cernansky, executive director. at 208-481-0686 or,  on how to get things going in your community!


You can read the Mountian Express article about the history of the Bluebirds, created by then high school sophomore Amber Leyba-Castle. 



The Survivors of Suicide Support Group is a judgment-free, safe space for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one to suicide. Participants have the opportunity to meet and engage with other survivors, share their story, and integrate grief as a part of their daily life. Contact or 208-481-0686 for more information.


Zoom Meeting ID: 859-9640-6979

Password: hope


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