Programs for people 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.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups

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Offered in person every Saturday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Central Lutheran Church located at 1420 Cordova St.

Offered online in partnership with NAMI Alaska and the Alaskan NAMI affiliates.

For adults (18+) who are living with a mental health condition

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. The groups are offered online and in person.

Please note: only individuals who are living with a mental health challenge (no official diagnosis required) may attend.

What you’ll learn, gain, and do:

  • How others share your same challenges

  • What success can look like

  • How to develop better coping skills

  • Find strength in shared experiences

  • Laugh – because humor is healthy

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

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

For adults (18+) who are living with a mental health condition

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-week mental health, wellness and recovery program open to any adult (18+) experiencing a mental health challenge - no official diagnosis required. Each class is led by trained NAMI mentors who have lived with mental illness and can understand and 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.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer will help you:

  • Set a vision and goals for the future

  • Partner with health care providers

  • Develop confidence for making decisions

  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools

  • Share your story

  • Strengthen relationships

  • Enhance communication skills

  • Learn about mental health treatment options

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Contact us to be placed on an interest list for the next course.