For consumers, NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group:
- Meets weekly for 90 minutes
- Is offered free of charge
- Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
- Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies
The support group meetings are held every Thursday except for holidays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Harbor UCLA AMI/ABLE Program 21732 S. Vermont, Suite 210. It is across the street from the Harbor UCLA Medical Center on the southeast corner of the intersection of Vermont and Carson. It is on the second floor upstairs from the Pho Consome restaurant. Persons should use the rear entrance down the exterior walkway from the elevator. Please see this map. Please contact Paul Stansbury (310) 379-2359 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support. NAMI Connection is supported by AstraZeneca. Connections is open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. Participants should feel welcome to drop by and share feelings, difficulties, or successes. Everyone is a valued participant.