Online Support Groups

Registration is now required for all Online Support Groups. Please complete the registration form below.

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Concern over a new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, can make everyone anxious, especially individuals with mental health conditions and their loved ones. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Your health and wellbeing are of utmost importance to us. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and has resulted in NAMI Bucks County PA making the decision to move all support groups to a virtual model to reduce the risk of illness. This move takes effect immediately.

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 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.


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Online Support Group Schedules

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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