Please note: All NAMI Seattle support groups currently meet online via Zoom unless otherwise noted in group description.
About NAMI support groups: NAMI support groups are are free, drop-in, and peer-led. Observers (including students) are not permitted to attend. Never been to a NAMI support group? No problem! Our What To Expect guide walks you through some common questions and answers about attending your first support group.
Get involved: NAMI support groups are led by community volunteers – no expertise is necessary to take our facilitator training, just personal experience with mental health conditions (as an individual or family member) and a desire to provide support and connection to others. We are always looking for more support group volunteers. Contact Vince to learn more about how to get involved!
Other support groups: Scroll down past our support group list to find additional non-NAMI mental health support groups based in the Seattle area. Or click here for a list of online support groups offered by NAMI affiliates across the state.
NAMI Seattle Support Groups
Note: You must register separately for each meeting date you wish to attend, even for the same group. This is to protect the online safety and confidentiality of our support groups. We appreciate your understanding!
Note: This group has switched from Tuesday meetings to Mondays.
A peer-led group open to anyone age 18 or older living with bipolar diagnosis.Click here to register for this support group and details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.Day: Every Monday Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Open to all BIPOC individuals looking for mental health support and connection. This group is a collaboration between NAMI Seattle and NAMI South King County. Day: Every Tuesday **no meetings December 27 or January 3** Time: 5:00-6:30pmClick here to register for this support group and details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.
Open to anyone living with a mental health condition (no formal diagnosis required).Click here to register for this support group and details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.Day: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Time: 6:30-8:00pm
ECT Support Group
Open to anyone who has experienced ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), or who is considering ECT for themselves. This support group was developed in partnership with Swedish Medical Center.Click here to register for a 1st Thursday meeting OR click here to register for a 3rd Thursday meeting.Day: 1st & 3rd Thursdays Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Note: The 3rd Saturday meetings of this group take place in person at St. James Cathedral in the First Hill neighborhood. There will be no Zoom meetings on these days. Click here for more detailed instructions from the group facilitators.
Open to anyone with a family member/ loved one living with a mental health condition.Click here to register for a 1st Saturday meeting. No registration required for 3rd Saturday meetings.
LGBTQ+ Support Group
Note: This group is currently on break to give our volunteer facilitators a chance to rest and recharge. We look forward to meeting again soon!
This group is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer-identifying and gender-nonconforming folx who want to explore the intersections of sexuality, gender, and mental health in a safe and welcoming space.
Partners, Siblings & Friends Support Group
This support group is open to partners, siblings, and close friends of anyone living with a mental illness. We recognize that supporting and caring for people with mental illness who are of our same generation or peer group brings a different set of experiences than in a parent/child relationship, and this group is designed to allow participants to connect with others who share those experiences.Click here to register for a 2nd Wednesday meeting OR click here to register for a 4th Wednesday meeting.Day: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Compartiendo Esperanza: Spanish Language Support Group
¡Únanse a este grupo de apoyo para adultos viviendo con condiciones relacionadas a la salud mental! Sabemos que todos tenemos salud mental igual como tenemos salud física, pero aún existe un estigma en hablar de estos temas. Por eso, queremos ofrecer la oportunidad de enfocarnos en ese aspecto de nuestras vidas con este grupo. Es importante tener un lugar donde podemos procesar nuestras emociones y pensamientos sin pena de sentirnos juzgados y a la misma vez podemos aprender de las experiencias de los otros participantes. Este grupo será facilitado por Jeliel Peña y Mayra Meraz y es completamente gratis para la comunidad. Este grupo se reunirá virtualmente cada lunes empezando el 13 de junio a las 6:30pm – 8pm. Si tiene preguntas por favor envíenos un correo electrónico a email@example.com o llámenos al (425) 885-6264.
Other Seattle-Based Support Groups:
These are not NAMI Seattle support groups, please reach out directly to organizers with any questions.
Anxiety Support Group
Present for Peace currently hosts a weekly anxiety support group, as well as other groups for learning, practicing and strengthening a lifestyle of being present. contact Cindy or visit presentforpeace.comAnxiety Support Group: Every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm To join or learn more about Present for Peace’s other offerings,
Appreciative Living Learning Circle
Social support group for adults age 21-40 with mental health conditions. This group has met since 2011 and is currently meeting via Zoom due to COVID. If you are interested in meeting weekly with others to share gratitude for what is good in our lives and to get to know others through activities and games, please join us! You can be added to our e-mail list if you are interested so you can find out more about the group activities. Call Trez at (206) 930-2739. Leave a message and she will get back to you.Day: Every Friday Time: 6:00pm To learn more, register to attend, or be added to the ALLC email list:
Bipolar Support Group
(This group previously met at Virginia Mason Medical Center.) Join the Meetup group at meetup.com/namiseattlebp and send a message to the group’s facilitator. Facilitator will supply the call-in details for the next upcoming meeting.Day: Every Wednesday Time: 7:15-8:30pm To attend via Skype:
DBSA Greater Seattle Support Group
Open to anyone experiencing depression and/or bipolar, as well as family and friends. Email David or call (206) 748-1577Day: 2nd & 4th Thursdays Time: 7:00-9:00pm. To join:
Family & Friends Support Group **in-person meetings**
Day: 1st Thursdays + additional Thursdays as determined by group Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon To join: Contact Beverly at (206) 354-8921Time: 7:00-8:30pm Location:
Mindful Alternative Support Group
Open to parents of adult children with profound mental illness. Visit mindfulalternative.orgDay: Last Saturday of each month Time: 2:00-3:30pm To join:
Self-Help Group **in-person meetings**
Open to people living with mental health conditions and family members/caregivers. This group is led by a NAMI-trained facilitator and previously met on Wednesday mornings at the NAMI Seattle office. Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19540 104th Ave NE, Bothell. Masks strongly recommended. Contact: NAMI Seattle, firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 298-5315Day: Every Thursday Time: 10:30am-noon Location:
Senior Parents of Adult Children with Mental Illness
Open to senior parents whose children live with mental illness. Contact email@example.com or (425) 416-0641Day: 2nd Tuesdays Time: 10:30am-noon To join: