2nd and 4th Sundays,
Woodland Memorial Hospital Cafeteria Main Conference Room
1325 Cottonwood, Woodland CA
Group is on hiatus.
For information contact NAMI-Yolo Helpline (530) 756-8181
Family Support groups are designed for the
relatives (18 and over) of people who experience mental illness. The
groups are led by trained family members of people who experience mental
illness. Meetings are confidential -- share as much or as little personal
information as you want.
Reinforcement in an
environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance
At each meeting, you review the Group Guidelines and Principles of Support
and update the group on the current events in your life, then spend the
bulk of the meeting in group discussion, or ‘group work’. The group
addresses urgent issues of its members and participants share their
learned experience, or ‘group wisdom’. As a participant, your voice is
heard, and you can contribute to a dynamic that encourages empathy,
productive discussion and a sense of community.
Tools for caring for
yourself and for your loved one
The support group can offer you practical advice on addressing issues
related to mental illness and your loved one. It also gives you the
appropriate space to have your personal needs met so that you can provide
the best possible care for your family member. Taking time to voice your
experiences and to hear from others may help you develop your inner
reserves of strength. You may gain confidence in your ability to cope with
your family member’s mental illness as well as local knowledge on how to
best access needed services for your family member.
What Others Say About
NAMI Family Support Group
“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I
found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”