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Support Groups

About NAMI Gulf Coast Support Groups

Support groups are free, peer-led groups for adults living with mental illness (individuals) and/or their family members (family). In a safe, confidential, and structured setting, each individual/family member has the opportunity to be heard, and gain hope and insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

NAMI Gulf Coast Support Groups encourage empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community, and operate by the following Group Support Principles:

  • We 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 not tolerate discrimination
  • We do not judge anyone’s pain
  • We forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • We embrace humor as healthy
  • We accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • We work for a better future in a realistic way

Groups meet on a bi-weekly or monthly basis and are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. Groups often have special guest speakers who touch on all aspects of mental health/illness.

Current Support Group Schedule:

1st Tuesday of Each Month 6:00-8:00pm

Galveston – Family & Individual Group

Moody Methodist Church

2803 53rd St Galveston, TX

2nd Monday of Each Month 6:00-8:00pm

La Marque – Family & Individual Group

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

1601 Lake Rd La Marque, TX

2nd Thursday of Each Month 6:00-8:00pm

Lake Jackson – Family & Individual Group

Brazoport Regional Health System, now CHI St. Luke’s Health

100 Medical Dr Lake Jackson, TX

3rd Thursday of Each Month 4:00-6:00pm 

Alvin – Individual Group

Westover Cove Apartments

2200 Mustang Alvin, TX

3rd Thursday of Each Month 6:00-8:00pm

Alvin – Family Group

NAMI GC Office

2206 N Gordon Alvin, TX

For more information, questions, or to RSVP, contact:

Jan Melis, Director of Support and Education
jmelis@namigulfcoast.org
281-585-3100