During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health disorders are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:
The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing email@example.com
or by calling 607-288-2460.
If there are more registrants than spaces available, a waiting list will be collected to better assess future need.This free support group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate.All conversations are confidential.Click here for Support Group materials: Group Guidelines, Principles of Support and Stages of Emotional Responsehttp://www.namifingerlakes.org/wp-content/uploads/Support-Group-Materials-for-Virtual-Meetings.pdf
Please connect to the meeting 10 minutes prior to the start time and brief instructions will be provided for anyone who is unfamiliar with using Zoom for meetings.We thank you for your patience as we make this change. We hope this transition will help us continue to provide a supportive space for anyone who needs it. Please reach out with questions or concerns and to register for your place in next week’s group.
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