Family Support

NAMI-SO Support Groups: all support groups are offered free-of-charge. You do not have to register, but some facilitators prefer you to contact them ahead of time, if specified below.

The Principles of Support

  • We will see the individual first, not the illness.
  • We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
  • We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.
  • We aim for better coping skills
  • We find strength in sharing experiences.
  • We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
  • We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own.
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
  • We embrace humor as healthy.
  • We accept we cannot solve all problems.
  • We expect a better future in a realistic way.
  • We will never give up hope.

Family Support Group (Jackson County) Ashland: for family members and loved ones of someone exoeriencing mental illness
First and third Wednesdays monthly, 6-7pm at Peace House, 543 S Mountain Ave. Ashland, OR.

Facilitated by Andra Hollenback 541-601-6421   Email: andrah@jeffnet.org

Family Support Group (Jackson County) Medford: for family members and loved ones of someone experiencing mental illness
Second and fourth Wednesdays monthly, 6-7:30 pm at Compass House, 332 W. Sixth Ave. Medford, OR.
Facilitated by Leslie Straus-Fowler  541-649-3445 Email: lstrausfowler@kairosnw.org

Family Support Group (Josephine County) Grants Pass: for family members and loved ones of someone experiencing mental illness
Second Mondays monthly, 6:30-7:30 pm at Options of Southern Oregon, Bldg on left, 1181 Ramsey Ave. Grants Pass, OR.
Facilitated by Marjie Wilkie
Marjie Wilkie: 541-660-9407 Email: marjie.wilkie@gmail.com