The addition of a new support group in the North end of Snohomish county.
CONNECTION is a peer led support group for adults living with mental illness.
Weekly drop-in support group Starting in the Smokey Point area 6:30 – 8:00 PM
October 2nd, ongoing the first and third Tuesday of the month.
Contact – NAMI message line 425-399-3620,
Leader – Bryan Fugate
NAMI CONNECTION Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.
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
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.is a peer-led support group for individuals with mental health diagnoses.