Looking for support? Come and make important connections to others who:
- Understand the challenges you face and the opportunities ahead
- Feel the same way you do
- Have had the same experiences
- Will help you learn new coping skills
- Will share their successes and strategies with you
NAMI New Hampshire offers groups in communities across the state that are facilitated by a trained leader with lived experience who is a family member, parent/caregiver, person in recovery from a mental health condition or those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Types of groups available in New Hampshire:
These groups are for family members and friends of adults with mental illness.
These groups are for parents of children/adolescents with social emotional challenges.
NAMI Connection support groups are free, peer support groups for adults living with mental health symptoms. The groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators with lived experience who have faced the challenges of struggling with their mental health. These meetings provide a safe place of understanding, encouragement, and hope. Connection groups offer a relaxed approach to sharing the challenges/successes of coping with mental illness and work towards building hope while supporting others.
These support groups are for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Most groups are peer-facilitated, and all groups are comprised of fellow survivors who can offer great comfort through conversation and discussion of issues unique to bereavement due to suicide.
Please note that the groups listed below may not always be actively meeting. Regional Hospitals, local Community Health and Hospice, VNA’s and Mental Health centers may also be a resource for support groups in your area.
If you do not reach a group, call NAMI NH for up-to-date contact information: (800) 242-6264 or (603) 225-5359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional resources for loss survivors are available on our survivors of suicide loss page.
NAMI New Hampshire offers several Facebook Support Groups. Participation in these groups begin with answering a few short questions about you or your loved one to maintain the fidelity of supporting those impacted by mental illness. Content is moderated by NAMI New Hampshire staff and/or volunteers, but support is offered by peers, others who have a similar experience and can offer support and encouragement from their lived perspective. NAMI NH guidelines and principles of support still apply, please review prior to joining.
- If you are an adult that has an adult loved one with mental illness, please join our Family and Friends of Adult Loved Ones with Mental Illness group
- If you are an adult that has a loved one with early psychosis, please join our Family and Friends of Loved Ones Experiencing Early Psychosis group
- If you are a parent or primary caregiver of a child, adolescent or young adult with a serious emotional disorder, please join our Caregivers of Children & Adolescents with Social/Emotional Challenges group
- If you are a Veteran or military family seeking support with families like yours join our group for New Hampshire Veterans and military families supporting each other
In addition the Life Under Construction social media pages are part of NAMI NH’s New Hampshire Family Network program and consist of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. They are run by-youth-for-youth, aiming to provide information and support to those affected by mental health challenges, as well as sharing leadership opportunities that can influence policies in mental health, education, and other related areas.
Use our searchable support group listing to find a group type and location that work for you.
|wdt_ID||Group Type||Region||Date||Time||Location||Address||Contact||Additional Group Information|
|1||NAMI NH Family Group||Anywhere - Virtual||Wednesday - Each Wednesday of the month||6:00 - 7:30pm||Live Online Group||Deb Urbanik||Registration is limited and required. To register contact Deb Urbanik and include:
-Relationship and age of family member/friend of primary concern
|5||Survivors of Suicide Loss Group||Anywhere - Virtual||Friday - 2nd Friday of the month||9:00 - 10:00am||Steve Boczenowski||Friday Coffee Chat meeting virtually. Contact group leaders for information on how to access the group.|
|6||Survivors of Suicide Loss Group||Anywhere - Virtual||Tuesday - 4th Tuesday of the month||6:00 - 7:00pm||Steve Boczenowski||Tuesday Tea meeting virtually. Contact group leaders for information on how to access the group.|
|8||Survivors of Suicide Loss Group||Claremont||Wednesday - 3rd Wednesday of the month||6:30 - 8:00pm||Twin State Survivors of Suicide Loss Group - Valley Regional Hospital, Chapel Room||243 Elm Street, Claremont, NH 03743||Connie - (603) 558-0961, or Randy - (802) 376-6115||This group is currently meeting online. Contact Connie or Randy for information on how to join.|
|10||NAMI Connection Group||Anywhere - Virtual||Thursday - Every Thursday||3:00 - 4:30pm||NAMI NH Office, Peggy Straw Hall||85 North State Street, Concord, NH||Deane||Currently meeting online and open to individuals living anywhere in NH. Group Registration Form.|
|11||NAMI NH Family Group||Concord||Monday - 2nd and 4th Monday of the month||7:00 - 9:00pm||NAMI NH Office||85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301||Grace- 603-565-2279 and Betty Nitchie||Meeting virtually 2nd Monday and in-person 4th Monday. Call or email for more information.|
|14||Survivors of Suicide Loss Group||Concord||Wednesday - 2nd Wednesday of the month||6:30 - 8:00pm||Concord & Boscawen Area Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group||85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301||Janyce Demers - (603) 860-8490||Meeting in-person. Contact group leaders for information on how to join the group.|
|15||NAMI NH Family Group||Derry||Thursday - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month||6:30 - 8:00pm||Calvary Bible Church, Room 29||145 Hampstead Road, Derry, NH||Lori Wood - 603-490-0596||Meeting in person the 2nd Thursday of the month (Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Rd, Derry. Enter through the worship center and follow the signs to the NAMI meeting room.) and virtually the 4th Thursday of the month.|
|16||Survivors of Suicide Loss Group||Durham||Wednesday - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month||6:15 - 7:30pm||Survivors of Suicide Loss Group - Waysmeet Center||15 Mill Road, Durham, NH||Amy Oliva and Kristin Joslin||This group is currently alternating meetings between online and in-person. Contact Amy Oliva for information on how to join.|
|20||NAMI NH Family Group||Keene||Tuesday - 3rd Tuesday of the month||6:30 - 8:30pm||St. James Episcopal Church||44 West Street, Keene, NH||Sharon Stout - 603.357.5615||Meeting virtually, call or email for information|