NAMI Carroll County

Family Support Group

What is the family support group?


NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

These informal support group meetings are always free of charge and are led by a NAMI trained and certified leader. All groups are confidential—you can share as much or as little personal information as you wish.

NAMI Carroll County support groups are for individuals 18 years or older. The information and insight provided by group leaders and participants do not represent therapeutic recommendations and are not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a mental health provider or other qualified healthcare professional.

Joining a support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as:

Knowing that others are going through something similar
Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges
Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you
Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help


Family Support Group Meeting Attendance Options

Two meeting types to choose from: Online Via Zoom or In Person.

Details in the next two sections.


Online via Zoom (1st and 3rd Tuesdays)

NAMI Carroll County is offering online support group meetings, two times a month. The first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Meetings will be held via Zoom video call.

Registration is required to participate in each meeting. Space is limited to ensure participants can be heard, and receive needed support. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the Zoom call 24 hours in advance.


In Person (3rd Tuesday only)

In person on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:45pm to 8:15pm.
(or online via zoom, please see the section above)

To attend in person requires:

  • proof of vaccination and booster
  • completion of a short questionnaire
  • temperature check prior to start of meeting
  • a mask is required

We appreciate your patience and tolerance as we continue to strive for safety for all.


Please contact us here for more information or to register for the Family Support Group