Support Groups

Peer Support Groups

NAMI support groups for people with mental health conditions led by trained volunteers with lived experience.

Free, drop-in, and peer-led.

Family Support Groups

NAMI support groups for loved ones of people with mental health conditions led by trained volunteers with lived experience.

Free, drop-in, and peer-led.

About Our Support Groups

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 Andi 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.

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PDF, updated January 2024.

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.Anxiety Support Group: Every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pmTo join or learn more about Present for Peace’s other offerings, contact Cindy or visit presentforpeace.com

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 in a hybrid (online/in-person) format. 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.Day: Every FridayTime: 6:00pm To learn more, register to attend, or be added to the ALLC email list: Call Ginny at (971) 832-6183.

 

Bipolar Support Group

(This group previously met at Virginia Mason Medical Center.)Day: Every WednesdayTime: 7:15-8:30pm To attend via Skype: 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.

 

DBSA Greater Seattle Support Group

Open to anyone experiencing depression and/or bipolar, as well as family and friends.Day: 2nd & 4th ThursdaysTime: 7:00-9:00pm.To join: Email DBSA Seattle or call (971) 266-4195

 

Family & Friends Support Group **in-person meetings**

Day: 1st Thursdays + additional Thursdays as determined by groupTime: 7:00-8:30pmLocation: Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Hwy SW, VashonTo join: Contact Beverly at (206) 354-8921

 

Senior Parents of Adult Children with Mental Illness

Open to senior parents whose children live with mental illness.Day: 2nd TuesdaysTime: 10:30am-noonTo join: Contact lisab@phinneycenter.org or (425) 416-0641