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Family Support Group

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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain

By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


NAMI La Crosse Family Support Group

2nd Monday of Each Month
6:30–8:00 PM

Join us via Zoom
The number of participants will be held to 10 and will be on a first come, first served basis. Please email Jean at for a Zoom invitation to join.

Nancy Eklund
Jean Sterling


NAMI Vernon Family Support Group

Please contact Lynn for more details:

(608) 790-6588 (Please leave a message.)

Area Support Groups

Depressed Anonymous (Now Online)


Survivors of Suicide


Wellness Recovery Group (Cancelled until further notice)


Women-to-Women Support Group (Cancelled until further notice)

Offering support, strength, care, and empowerment

6:00 PM

1806 State St
La Crosse

P: (608) 785-9615

From Next Door To Across La Crosse and Vernon Counties

Become a Member

Become a part of NAMI! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

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Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Wisconsin.

Get In Touch

The families and members of NAMI La Crosse Vernon are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.