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ATTENTION!!

Please note the following changes in dates and times.

Online Connection Groups will meet on  Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  The evening time is a change.

Online Family Support Group will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

See below for information on joining the meetings.

 

ONLINE CLASS for SIGNATURE FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM 

TO BE OFFERED

The Mid-Tidewater affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be offering an online  Family-to-Family Education Program beginning May 18 at 6:00 p.m. for 8 weeks.

Family-to-Family consists of 8 classes for persons who care for or are related to individuals affected with Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive/ Compulsive Disorder, Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.  

Classes are structured to help family members understand and provide support while maintaining their own well being.

Worldwide over 400,000 family members have attended this program and have found it informative and extremely helpful. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has added Family-to-Family to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. For more information on Family-to-Family see  https://nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Family-to-Family 

There is NO charge for this program but registration is required. Interested persons should call 804-684-1480 (leave a message) or e-mail namimidtidewater@gmail.com or call Sandy at 804-557-2879. 

 

                                  NAMI MidTidewater Online Support Groups

We understand that this can be a difficult time and we appreciate your flexibility with using this platform so that we can continue to provide support while keeping everyone safe.The NAMI Online Support Group for Individuals in Recovery is a peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.

As we navigate this new platform together, we intend to adapt and expand our online support group offerings. Your mental wellness is just as important as your physical wellness, and we remain committed to providing you with support, education, and resources necessary to build better lives. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns - or feel free to jump right in to one of our groups! We are here with you and for you.

If you are in a crisis situation, please call 911, the National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255),

Text NAMI to 741-741

 

                   Joining NAMI MidTidewater Online Support Groups

We will be utilizing Zoom to host our online support groups. Zoom is an online video conferencing tool which allows individuals to meet virtually via video and/or audio from phones, computers, and tablets. Zoom works best by downloading the app, however, it is not required. If you have any questions - technical or otherwise - feel free to contact us!

To join a meeting, simply click on the links next to the schedule below. We recommend connecting a few minutes before the scheduled meeting time so that you have plenty of time to navigate any potential technical issues, adjust your settings and display name, and ensure that you and your peers have adequate time to utilize the group productively and positively. 

 

Download Links: 

Download Zoom for Desktop

Download Zoom for Android

Download Zoom for iPhone 

Help/Tutorials: 

Joining a Zoom Meeting

Zoom Help Center

Zoom FAQ

Contact Us: 

email  nami-mid-tidewater@gmail.com

804-684-1480 (voice mail only)

 

Privacy & Confidentiality

Although this is a different platform, please remember that this is a space of confidentiality. The conversation shared within this group must remain within this group. 

Zoom software is designed to be HIPAA compliant, meaning the video is encrypted to ensure confidentiality. We have disabled audio, video, and chat recording capabilities. We ask that you do not attempt to record or save any of the video of messages shared in the group. We also ask that you consider your surroundings - try to find a space with no traffic and that is not easily listened upon, and use headphones if you can. Finally, you have the ability to change your display name to ensure privacy - simply hover over your name in the participants list, click "more" and "rename" or send a message to one of the hosts and we are more than happy to do it for you.

We also want to remind everyone that this is a group only for people 18 and older who are (individuals OR family/friends/partners of an individual) living with a mental health condition.

The same Group Guidelines and Principles of Support that apply to in-person meetings will be used to guide NAMI Online Support Groups, and each NAMI Online Support Group will be led by two NAMI-trained facilitators who are either family members or individuals in recovery themselves. These groups are offered free of charge, as are all NAMI Programs.

If you are in a crisis situation, please call 911, the National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255), Text NAMI to 741-741, 

Agenda, Group Guidelines, Principles of Support, and Emotional Stages of Recovery

NAMI Connections Support Group Information

NAMI Family Support Group Information

 

FAQ

 Below are some of the questions we have been asked by our peers and facilitators - if there is something further you'd like information or clarification on, we are happy to answer. Just contact us!

Q: Do I have to use video?

A: Nope! It is recommended, but not required - as long as you are comfortable and able to engage in the group beneficially and productively (we understand wanting to skip getting out of pajamas or brushing your hair!) However, one of the benefits of utilizing the video function - besides feeling as close to an in-person social interaction as possible - is ensured confidentiality for other group participants. In other words, we can see that there is nobody listening in or walking around the room you're in! Topics of comfort in the digital world are, of course, some new facets that we can discuss and process as a group.

Q: I don't want my full name displayed - can I edit this?

A: Absolutely! Depending on your connection device, you will most likely be prompted to enter your name upon entering the meeting. You can choose whatever is comfortable for you, whether it be a first name, initial, or (appropriate) nickname. If you do not have this prompt initially, you can click on your name in the Participants list, click more, and either "edit" or "rename." We will have an additional tech-savvy peer in each meeting, so if you are having any trouble, send a message to the host and we will help out in any way possible.

Q: You said additional tech-savvy peer - who is that?

A: This individual will be sort of like a bonus but silent facilitator. In other words, this individual will be a peer that is affiliated with NAMI Coastal Virginia, has experience with mental health either personally or within their family, and knows their way around Zoom. This is to ensure that participants and facilitators can engage productively, and any technical needs can be taken care of with little to no interruption!

Q: Can anyone join these groups?

A: Just like our in-person Connections Recovery Groups, we ask that only individuals 18 and older who are living with a mental health condition participate. Eventually, we hope to also include Family Support groups online, which are for individuals 18 and older who are family/friends/partners of individuals living with a mental health condition.

 

                                                                     Schedule

Please plan to connect to the meeting at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to address any technical difficulties. In an effort to keep groups productive and effective for all participants, we may experience a need to divide the group in to separate meetings or recommend attendance during a different time slot. We appreciate your patience as we grow and learn together with our ultimate goal in sight - providing you with support and resources to promote wellness and recovery!

We ask that you review our group guidelines and principles of support - feel free to download and keep a copy for yourself to refer back to as necessary 

 

ONLINE CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUPS Tuesdays

 

OUR ONLINE CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUPS ARE NOW ON TUESDAYS at 11AM and again at 5PM...IF YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION OR ANY MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION , PLEASE JOIN US. WE ASK THAT YOU JOIN ABOUT 10-15 minutes before the start of each meeting so we can help you get in the meeting. YOU ARE NOT ALONE...Links are below:

FOR 11am-

NAMI Mid-Tidewater is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NAMI Mid-Tidewater's Connection Zoom Meeting
Time: Every week on Tuesday @ 11:00 AM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZYodO6rrjssYRmLCpqXr0KRZKqu…/ics…

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/825373006…

Meeting ID: 825 373 006
Password: 361694
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Meeting ID: 825 373 006
Password: 361694
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kOiGNBJVl
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We have changed the Connection meeting on Tuesday nights at 5 to 6:30 pm 

NAMI Mid-Tidewater is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: NAMI Mid-Tidewater Connection Support Group
Time: May 12, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Tue, until Dec 29, 2020, 35 occurrence(s)
 
        May 19, 2020 06:30 PM
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Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/uJ0tcOGrqDMs03UH4oehZVof-Rr5PoMFIg/ics?icsToken=98tyKuyhrjwiGdKdtlz9ArIqOav_b9_MkSEdn4sJkxrtORZcZE7EJLdyPZ9ZOd-B


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/590783686


Meeting ID: 590 783 686
One tap mobile
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Dial by your location
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 590 783 686
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdIQmgf60Y

ONLINE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Second Wednesday of the Month 7:00 p.m.  (Please note this is a change of day)

 

NAMI Mid-Tidewater is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Family Support Group

Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Every month on the Second Wed, until Dec 9, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

        Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM

        Jul 8, 2020 07:00 PM

        Aug 12, 2020 07:00 PM

        Sep 9, 2020 07:00 PM

        Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM

        Nov 11, 2020 07:00 PM

        Dec 9, 2020 07:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAsdOupqT0vGNDwFFmIKiphY0OXU4fEH-bX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGsrzgoG9OTtRuDRpwIBYjCa-vwtiFYjY15iznDDgl4axP-D7JtCocrFv34

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84132176524?pwd=Y0gxUjBKemZlUTRjcGthNkxoNExBZz09

Meeting ID: 841 3217 6524

Password: 808366

One tap mobile

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+13017158592,,84132176524#,,1#,808366# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 841 3217 6524

Password: 808366

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