NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness in which people learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

Groups are confidential, open, and free of charge.


Support groups are 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.

A NAMI Connection group is an alliance of individuals who have in common the experience of living with mental illness. It provides a place to share our experiences and use them as learning opportunities for ourselves and others. Connection groups are a safe space to confront the challenges that all consumers face, regardless of diagnosis: low self-esteem, social isolation, dual diagnosis, stigma and discrimination, and others.

Groups in New York State can be viewed by clicking here. If you do not find a group in your area listed here please contact Stephen Oby at 1-800-950-3228 or by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NAMI-NYS Helpline
(518) 462-2000
1-800-950-3228 - NY Only

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