1057 W. Fireweed Lane Suite 103

Anchorage, AK 99503

907-272-0227

toll free 844-907-1959

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For adults living with mental health conditions

If you have a mental health condition, it's important to know that you are not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. Across the population, 1 in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or long-term recurring major depression. At NAMI Anchorage we have a community of peers to help you learn, navigate resources, and connect with others with shared lived experience.

 

Recovery is possible. We're here to help.

What is the Connection Support Group?

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led support group program for any adult (18+) with a mental health condition, regardless of diagnosis. This group offers participants the support of peers who understand their point of view and celebrate their successes. Meetings provide a sense of community for individuals experiencing similar challenges and a confidential place to be heard, offer insight and hope, and receive support. Please note: only individuals who are living with a mental health condition may attend.

What you’ll learn:

  • How others share your same challenges

  • What success can look like

  • How to develop better coping skills

  • Finding strength in shared experiences

  • Laugh – because humor is healthy

  • How to hold on to hope – because we never give up!

Join us for our meetings in Anchorage...

Every Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and every Saturday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM​.

 

Tuesday meetings take place at 1057 W. Fireweed Lane in Suite 103, the first door on the left as you enter the building.

Saturday meetings take place at 1057 W. Fireweed Lane. Please follow the posted signs to find the meeting room.

Join us for our meetings online....

Every 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Meetings take place live and in real time online via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Click here to sign up for an account and register for a meeting.

What is Peer-to-Peer?

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-week mental health, wellness and recovery program open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition. Each class is led by someone who has lived with mental illness and who understands and can teach about mental health recovery. This course is a valuable resource that will help you uncover what living well looks like for YOU. With new knowledge, tools and support, you can better take charge of your life and choices.

What you’ll learn:

  • Facts about specific mental health conditions

  • Learning the ropes of recovery

  • Crisis management

  • Critical strategies like:

    • Relapse prevention aid

    • Self care

    • Healthy habits

 

Click here to sign up to be notified when the next course is scheduled!

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Two versions of the training are available: mental health first aid for adults and mental health first aid for public safety.

Take a course. Save a life. Strengthen your community.

What you’ll learn:

  • Facts about mental health conditions

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan (ALGEE)​​

  • How to apply the action plan in a variety of situations including:

    • Panic attacks​

    • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

    • Non-suicidal self-injury

    • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)

    • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use

    • Reaction to a traumatic event

Click here to sign up to be notified when the next course is scheduled!

Have questions? Send us an email, give us a call, or check out our frequently asked questions page!