A non-profit organization serving the families and friends of people with mental illness, as well as the individuals who have a mental illness themselves on Cape Cod and The Islands. Programs and Services are provided through Support, Education, and Advocacy.
NAMI Cape and Islands holds a support group for family and friends of people with mental illness.
NAMI Cape and Islands holds two support groups for family and friends of people with mental illness. The first Sunday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the IWYC Building on the MVCS campus. Call 508-693-5872 for more information. And the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 8 pm at the IWYC Building on the MVCS campus. Call 201-981-5123 for more information.
NAMI Cape and Islands Family-to-Family Education
Need help understanding your loved one who has a mental illness? NAMI Family-to-Family Education is a free, 12-session program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help participants understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
Topics include: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Coping Skills, Medications and Brain Biology, Crisis and Relapse. Call Megan Grennan at 508-939-0681 for more information or to register. The next Family-to-Family class begins March 6, 2019
NAMI Martha’s Vineyard contacts include:
Lisa Belcastro, Martha’s Vineyard Coordinator
Cecilia Brennan, Martha’s Vineyard Representative