NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned group wisdom.

If you cannot find a support group in your area, scroll down the page to see the list of support groups located across the country. Many of the support groups are virtual, and attendance is open to those outside of the region.

La versión en Español del Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares de NAMI está disponible en un número limitado de estados. Por favor comuníquese con su organización estatal para obtener más información. Learn more about NAMI Family Support Group


October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2025
"Virtual" via Zoom. EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION GROUP TUESDAYS 7-8:30pm for friends and family of people living with mental health disorders. Weekly topics moderated by a Family to Family teacher. For security reasons, participation is by invitation only; to get an invitation, contact Tom Franklin ([email protected]). Topics for upcoming meetings can be found under Find Programs > Family Support or Education tabs on website


Santa Barbara

Contact Information

Ramona Winner
Family Advocate