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Support Groups and Meetings

Monthly Membership Meeting and Educational Program

NAMI Johnson County has a monthly membership meeting and educational program on the third Wednesday of each month at the 1105 Project Free Lunch Dining Room. This is a time for Members to voice concerns and learn about issues related to NAMIJC and mental health. The meeting and program is free and open to the public and includes a light dinner. Our programs are educational and supportive. They provide insight and share information on getting the assistance we need to help our loved ones as well as ourselves.

Time:
5:30 – Light Dinner
6:00 – Membership Meeting
6:30 – Educational Program

Location:
1105 Gilbert Court, Suite 100
Free Lunch Dining Room
Iowa City, IA  52240

Connection  Support Group

The Connection Support Group is free and open to those individuals living with a mental illness. This is a confidential support group where individuals can share their concerns freely and gain needed support from others in the group.

Meeting Times:

  • Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:
R Place Peer Center
10 E. Benton Street
Iowa City, IA  52240

Family Support Group

The Family Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This support group is free and open to family and friends of a loved one with a mental illness. The support group is confidential and individuals can share their concerns and gain support from others about dealing with issues surrounding their loved one.

Location:
NAMIJC Office
1105 Gilbert Court, Suite 200
Iowa City, IA  52240

NAMI Family Breakfast

The NAMI Family Breakfast meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am for breakfast and conversation. The location is at the MidTown Restaurant II (1069 Highway 1 West).

Goals for support groups:

  • To promote understanding and emotional growth through honest group interaction and self-disclosure.
  • To encourage group members to focus on their internal resources and to establish realistic expectations.
  • To provide a supportive environment that fosters healthy acceptance of each individual’s current situation and encourages realistic goal setting for the future.
  • To provide an opportunity to share feelings, experiences, and coping strategies with others in similar situations as a way of assigning meaning to life.
  • To see how others deal with similar problems, to gain new information, and to see role models for possible change.

***In the event of severe weather the support groups will be cancelled. NAMIJC will follow the Iowa School District cancellations. The NAMIJC phone message will be updated, if possible, with this information as well (319-337-5400).

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