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Connection Recovery Support Groups

Support groups offered by NAMI Affiliates in local communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of individuals and families helping others who live with mental health challenges. See our full support groups listings for meeting locations, schedules, and contact information.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups
Weekly or monthly support groups for people living with mental illness
View the full Consumer Support Group list as a webpage (updated 7/10/19)
View the full Consumer Support Group list as a printable PDF (updated 7/10/19)

If you are interested in becoming a support group facilitator for your area, please review the below information.

Support Group Facilitator Trainings

2019 NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training

NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training – The next NAMI Missouri Connection Support Group Facilitator Training will be held August 9 – 11, 2019 in Jefferson City.

Start Date: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9:00 am
End Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: Deadline extended to July 25

To apply: Complete the 2019 Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training Application

About the Training: This training is for individuals living with mental illness who would like to become certified to facilitate NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups. The training is provided at no cost with expenses covered using a grant issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services through SAMHSA. The training is limited to 18 participants and runs the equivalent of 17.5 clock hours or 21 contact hours.

For more information: See the NAMI Missouri letter to interested participants and the Training Agenda.

About Connection Recovery Support Groups: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are free, peer-led support groups for adults living with mental illness. Participants gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators in pairs of two. For additional program information, visit the NAMI Missouri Support Group page or the National Connection Recovery Support Group page.

Questions? Contact Alice Kliethermes, Director of Consumer Services, at

Mileage reimbursement forms for trainings are available at

Support Group Facilitator resources – For support group facilitators only

NAMI National has requested that we improve reporting for our regular support groups. If you are able to report any support group information, please visit and log in using the credentials (User ID and Password) located in your facilitator training manual. Please email if you would like us to send you a User ID and Password to log in. (Note: This log in information is different than your NAMI account information. Hint: Username begins with “edu…@…” and password begins with “na…”) You may use the following below data survey form to track the data at your support group meetings: Support Group Data (fillable).
Support Group Data Survey Support-Group-Data-fillable
Connection Recovery Support Group – Evaluation Form Support Group Evaluation (Connection Recovery)

Photos – Past Support Group Facilitator Trainings

2018 NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training

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