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In Person Support Groups

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, Call 911 Notify the operator that it is a mental health emergency and to send a (CIT) officer trained in crisis intervention. 

If you you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis or escalating emotional/behavior or thoughts of suicide
Call or Text 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline  

The NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group 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. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in groups are facilitated by trained leaders who’ve been there.


Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns - or feel free to jump right in to one of our groups! There is no registration required. We are here with you and for you.

Connection Peer Recovery
Support Groups


2nd & 4th Wednesday    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

224 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA


1st & 3rd Thursday     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Wesley Grace United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall

288 E. Little Creek Rd., Norfolk, VA

Virginia Beach:

Weekly on Wednesday     1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

St. Gregory the Great, Damian Room

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA

  • Park in the lot where the church vans are parked

  • Please do not enter the meeting room before 12:50

  • Absolutely NO Smoking on the premises

Family Support Group


2nd & 4th Wednesday     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sentara Leigh Hospital, Lafayette Room

830 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, VA

Privacy & Confidentiality

This is a space of confidentiality. The conversations shared within these groups must remain within these groups. 


NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Group is for Adults 18+ who are experiencing symptoms of mental health condition. family, friends, observers will not be permitted into a NAMI Connection Support Recovery Support Group.

NAMI Family Support Group is for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. 

Group Guidelines and Principles of Support are used to guide NAMI Support Groups, and each NAM 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


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline,  National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255), Text NAMI to 741-741, or visit our Crisis Intervention page


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

NAMI Connections Support Group Information

NAMI Family Support Group Information

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