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Support Groups

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Family Support Groups

The family support groups listed below provide those who attend with the opportunity to ask questions, share their experiences and support each other as they struggle to help and to cope with a family member with a mental illness.  Most of the groups are intended for families of an adult with mental illness.  There is no charge to attend and information shared at the meetings is kept confidential by participants. What is said in NAMI stays in NAMI. These confidential meetings provide a safe place where family members and friends of individuals with a mental illness are invited to share experiences and explore possible solutions.

NAMI Placer County Family Support Meetings:  Held the third Thursday of each month except July and December, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Auburn Main Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn

Support Group with Mrs. Patterson at Raley’s Event center (inside the store) on Douglas and Folsom/Auburn Rd. in Granite Bay – 5:30 – 7:00. This takes placed the 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, contact Lauraleen Patterson at 916-955-1666  or

NOTE:  Meeting dates, times and places are subject to change: 
Please call before attending

NAMI Family-to-Family Free Education Courses
Call NAMI Placer County at (916) 554-0554 for information on the next class available. This is a free 12 week, experiential education course on the topic of recovery for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes, and the diversity of experience among course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along. The course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth to any individual who may have a family member or close friend that have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The course is taught by two trained family members who are themselves family members of an individual with a severe mental illness.

Be sure to sign up for email reminders of the Support Groups and NAMI Placer County plans to publish an email Newsletter, soon.  Contact us with your email & physical addresses at:

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