The Pasco County Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers two types of support group meetings every month.
NAMI Connections is a structured closed-group, open only to those with a mental illness diagnosis, for ages 18 and older, interested in the recovery process, sharing coping skills, and being with others who understand the daily challenges. This group is facilitated by trained peers. Meetings are as follows:
- every Wednesday from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., exclusively for first responders such as law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, at Rasmussen College, 18600 State Road 54 in Lutz
- every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Resurrection Park, 37124 Lock St., in Dade City
- the second and fourth Friday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel
Family & Friends support meetings are for family and friends of those with mental illness. Meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7 p.m.to 8:30 p.m., at Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel.
For information on any of the support groups, call (727) 992-9653 or visit NamiPasco.org.