Online Support Groups
Your health and wellbeing are of utmost importance to us, so NAMI Bucks County PA has made the decision to move all support groups to a virtual model to reduce the risk of illness. This move takes effect immediately, and will continue until it is safe to hold in-person meetings again.
Our commitment to providing you with the support, education, and resources you need to build better lives will not be interrupted. Those of you who do not have computer access will be provided with a telephone number and access code to participate via phone. Anyone concerned with privacy issues should know that NAMI Bucks County will not record virtual sessions, capture your personal information, or use any information you provide during groups for any reason unless Pennsylvania laws for mandated reporting and mandated reporters dictate otherwise.
The same Group Guidelines and Principles of Support that apply to in-person meetings will be used to guide NAMI Online Support Groups, and each NAMI Online Support Group will be led by two NAMI-trained facilitators who are either family members or individuals in recovery themselves. These groups are offered free of charge, as are all NAMI Programs. We have taken measures to ensure the same support you receive in times of wellness, you receive in times of illness.
There is help, there is hope, and until there’s a cure, there’s NAMI.
Joining NAMI Online Support Groups
NAMI Bucks County PA will use Zoom to host Online Support Groups. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Prior to attending a NAMI Online Support Group, you’ll need to download the Zoom application on your computer or smartphone. You can contact Nick Emeigh, Director of Outreach and Development, at email@example.com with any questions.
Please note: NAMI Online Support Groups and Forums are not intended to replace or be used as a substitute for clinical or medical services, and facilitators are NAMI-trained peers, not mental health professionals. By attending and participating in NAMI Bucks County’s Online Support Groups and Forums, you agree to abide by Group Guidelines and Principles of Support outlined at the start of each meeting, and can be removed and/or banned from any meeting at the staff and/or facilitators’ discretion.
- Download Zoom for Desktop
- Download Zoom for Android (Google Play)
- Download Zoom for iPhone (App Store)
Help & Tutorials
Joining a Group
- Quick Link: bit.ly/NAMIVirtual
- Dial-in by Phone: 1-646-558-8656
- Meeting ID: 912 202 4943 (enter when prompted)
- Meeting Password: 202901
Online Support Group Schedules
- 1:00 PM: New! African American Connection Group (8/3 & 8/17) Join Group >
- 3:00 PM: Peer Wellness & Recovery Support Group Join Group >
- 6:30 PM: Alternatives to Suicide Support Group (8/3 & 8/31) Join Group >
- 6:30 PM: New! Provider & Professional Support Group (8/10 & 8/24) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: NAMI Forum – Surviving the War Against Yourself (8/17) Join Group >
- 8:30 PM: LGBTQ+ & Allies Support Group Join Group >
- 10:00 AM: Peer Wellness & Recovery Support Group Join Group >
- 3:00 PM: Self-Harm & Self-Injury Support Group Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: New! Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group (8/11 & 8/25) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: Town Hall – Mental Health & the Criminal Justice System (8/4) Join Group >
- 4:00 PM: Youth Support Group (Ages 12-17) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: Family & Parent Support Group Join Group >
- 9:00 PM: New! Feeling The Music Group (8/5) Join Group >
- 9:00 PM: New! Salsa & Bachata Dance Group (8/12) Join Group >
- 9:00 PM: New! Art for Recovery Group (8/19) Join Group >
- 9:00 PM: New! Writing for Self-Care Group (8/26) Join Group >
- 4:00 PM: Peer Wellness & Recovery Support Group Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: Parent Support Group (8/6) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: New! African American Connection Group (8/13) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: Ending The Silence Community Presentation (8/20) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: NAMI Forum – Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias (8/27) Join Group >
- 10:00 PM Night Owl Open Discussion Group Join Group >
- 6:30 PM: LGBTQ+ & Allies Support Group (7/3 & 7/17) Join Group >
- 7:00 PM: Peer Wellness & Recovery Support Group (7/10 & 7/24) Join Group >
- 12:00 PM: New! Women’s Support Group (8/8 & 8/22) Join Group >
- 1:00 PM: New! African American Connection Group (8/1, 8/15 & 8/29) Join Group >
- 4:00 PM: Alternatives to Suicide Support Group Join Group >
- 6:30 PM: Peer Wellness & Recovery Support Group Join Group >
- 8:30 PM Game or Movie Night with NAMI
- 3:00 PM: Meditation Group Join Group >
- 6:30 PM: Peer Wellness & Recovery Support Group Join Group >
- 8:30 PM Creative Minds Art Sharing Group Join Group >
Special events replace any regularly scheduled groups for that day during the specified time(s).
- 8/4 at 7:00 PM: Town Hall – Mental Health & the Criminal Justice System Join Group >
All are welcome to join NAMI and CSP for a Town Hall on Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System to discuss recent events and form an advocacy plan on Tuesday, August 4th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. There’s no registration or RSVP required, and the event will be held on Zoom.
- 8/17 at 7:00 PM: NAMI Forum – Surviving the War Against Yourself Join Group >
Through sharing his story of recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD, and multiple suicide attempts, Thomas Dunning breaks down the stigma faced by the 1 in 5 individuals diagnosed with a mental health condition.
- 8/20 at 7:00 PM: Ending The Silence Community Presentation Join Group >
Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and how to help yourself and/or a friend, treatment options, positive coping skills, and ways to avoid negative coping skills such as substance use, self-injury and suicide. Hear inspiring stories from three young adult speakers in recovery.
- 8/27 at 7:00 PM: NAMI Forum – Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias Join Group >
Join us as we welcome Dr. Tylon Crook to the NAMI Virtual Forum for his presentation of “In pursuit of Justice, Equality, and Equity by Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias”. Dr. Crook will focus on raising awareness about the concept of implicit bias and how it plays a role in facilitating racism and oppression within our society.
About Our Groups
Introducing a NAMI Support Group dedicated to the overall wellness of African Americans. This is a free, peer-led support group for any African American, led by African American facilitators. This group launches on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM and will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and on every Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM.
Introducing a NAMI Provider & Professional Support Group focused on maintaining the self-care, longevity and overall wellness of those working in the helping professions beginning on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 7-8:30 PM on Zoom.
The NAMI Online Wellness and Recovery Support Group for Individuals in Recovery is a peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.–
The NAMI Online Support Group for the LGBTQ+ Community is designed for LGBTQ+ individuals living with mental health conditions. We will provide a sense of belonging and a safe space to discuss lived experiences while receiving the support of LGBTQ+ peers trained by NAMI.–
The NAMI Online Support Group for Young Adults is designed for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are living with mental health challenges or those who might be dealing with a difficult school or home life. This group provides a safe space to connect with one another, share your stories, and receive support and encouragement.–
The Online Alternatives to Suicide Support Group will focus on connection (relationship-building) and exploration (putting our suicidal thoughts in context and discerning our unique paths forward). We will reclaim the notion of being able to name difficult themes/emotions and hold them safely. Meaningful connections are built by sharing our individual stories rather than by identifying a common diagnostic code in our medical charts.–
The NAMI Online Support Group for Families & Loved Ones is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.–
The NAMI Online Support Group for Parents of Young Adults is a group that provides support, education, and resources for parents, caregivers and other adult supporters of all youth who have experience with mental health conditions, developmental disabilities, substance use, foster care or juvenile justice issues.