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 NAMI Family Support Groups

Care & Share family support groups provide support, education, advocacy and information to family members and friends of those suffering with severe mental illness. Each person has an opportunity, if they wish, to share their current situation with the group. Since everyone attending has or is going through similar issues, everyone can offer understanding and comfort. Often group members are able to offer helpful ideas, suggestions and resources. For more information please click here.

NAMI “Connection” Peer Support

NAMI “Connection” Support Group is available at different times and locations throughout the month. It is mentored by trained peers with lived experience. Allows the consumer/peer a safe non-threatening environment to meet with others for support within their peer group.

  • • They find they are not along in dealing with their illness
  • • It helps them associate with friends who may have similar interests and goals
  • • and it also help them in their recover process

Peers generally stay in recovery when they are actively involved in programs like these that encourage recovery. For more information call: 661-247-5426. For more information please click here.

To find upcoming support groups and when they meet please click here.


Peer: an individual living with mental health condition or lived experience, and who has achieved a significant recovery to assist others in their recovery.

Family members: parents, adult sons, daughters, or siblings, spouse, partners, significant others, caregivers, friends/supporters of individuals living with mental illness.

Consumers: persons living with a mental illness

About NAMI Kern

Mailing Address:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
P.O. Box 9144
Bakersfield, CA 93389-9144

Helpline: (661) 858-3255

NAMI Kern County is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Federal Tax ID #77-0289372


NAMI Kern is an affiliate of NAMI California. We are a grassroots (501(c)3 nonprofit corporation made up of families, friends, professionals, students and individuals living with mental illness.


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