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NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator

NAMI Family Support Group is a free, peer-led, confidential support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and participate. NAMI Family Support Group Facilitators are trained peers (family members) who have lived experience.

Qualifications for Facilitator Training: (1) Must be a family member/significant other/close friend of an individual who is living with a mental health diagnosis. (2) Willingness to participate in mandatory 2-day training. (3) Must be a NAMI member or become a member prior to training. (4) Willingness to maintain fidelity of the NAMI Family Support Group model and maintain participant confidentiality.

Training Location and Times:  The Pittsburgh Training will last two days and the schedule is as follows: Saturday, September 21, 9:00am to 4:30pm and Sunday, September 22, 9:00am to 4:30pm. The training will take place at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA, 15108.

To train to be a NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator, please download and complete a NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator training application.  Send completed application to The deadline to submit the application is Monday, September 16.

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