Support Groups

Important Notice
NAMI’s programs are designed to provide consumers and family members with a greater understanding of mental illness and with strategies for living with and recovering from serious mental illness. Program participants will worry less, and feel empowered to advocate for better treatment and services for themselves and for family members. NAMI programs should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume the role of a physician or therapist.
Self-care information, and family and peer support are valuable assets in working through the many challenges faced by individuals and families who have been touched by serious mental illness, but they are not substitutes for professional assistance.
Please seek immediate professional help or
dial 9-1-1:
• if you or a family member have thoughts of suicide or of harming others,
• if you or a family member are unable to provide self-care for essentials of daily living,
• if you or a family member are abusing substances, and/or
• If you or someone else is in danger of being harmed. 

 

NAMI Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks/Fernley/Verdi) 

Weekly Family Support Group and NAMI Connection Support Group (Reno)

When:  Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Where: Renown Regional Medical Center, 1155 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502

Both support groups meet on the first floor near the Education & Simulation Center on the ground floor of the Sierra Tower, close to the Pediatric Emergency Room. Both groups meet at the same time in different rooms.  Call 775-285-6264 for more information.

 

NAMI Southern Nevada (Las Vegas/Henderson/Paradise/Spring Valley/Boulder City) 

Weekly Family Support Group and NAMI Connection Support Group (Las Vegas)

When:  Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Where: Montevista Hospital Outpatient Annex, 6000 W. Rochelle Ave., Las Vegas. Both support groups meet in the same building, at the same time, but in different rooms.  Call 702-219-1675

 

Weekly Peer Support Group (Las Vegas)

When: Mondays (excluding Holidays), 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) – East Outpatient Clinic, Sahara Courtyard Office Complex, 1785 E. Sahara Ave., Ste. #145, Las Vegas, NV  89104  namichangedme@yahoo.com

 

Weekly Peer Support Group (Las Vegas)

When: Wednesdays (excluding Holidays), 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) – East Outpatient Clinic, Sahara Courtyard Office Complex, 1785 E. Sahara Ave., Ste. #145, Las Vegas, NV  89104  namichangedme@yahoo.com

 

Bi-Monthly NAMI Connection Support Group (Boulder City)

When:  Monday – 2nd and 4th of Each Month, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Boulder City Library, Board Room, 701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City.  namichangedme@yahoo.com

 

Weekly Peer Support Group (Mesquite)

When: Wednesday evenings, 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church, 700 Hardy Way, Mesquite. kimgilbert.0122@gmail.com

 

Weekly Family Support Group (Mesquite)

When:  Wednesday evenings, 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church, 700 Hardy Way, Mesquite. kimgilbert.0122@gmail.com

 

NAMI Western Nevada  (Carson City/Douglas, Churchill, Humboldt, and Elko Counties

Bi-Monthly NAMI Family Support Group and NAMI Connection Support Group (Carson City)

When:  Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Where: Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services, 1080 N. Minnesota St., Bldg. B, Rooms 127 & 137, Carson City.  

Call NAMI Western Nevada at 775-440-1626 for more information.

 

Weekly NAMI Connection Support Group (Elko)

When: Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1559 Sewell Ave., Parlor Room, Elko.  775-385-7833 or 775-397-3648

 

Bi-Monthly NAMI Connection Support Group (Elko)

When:  Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  

Where:  Elko County Library, Bruce Memorial Room, 720 Court St., Elko.  775-388-8432 or nlsdpt@gmail.com

 

Monthly NAMI Family Support Group (Elko)

When:  Third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Where:  Elko County Library, Bruce Memorial Room, 720 Court St. Elko.  

 

Weekly NAMI Connection Support Group (Fallon)

When:  Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Where:  Fallon Counseling & Supportive Services, 141 Keddie St., Fallon.  Chas 775-217-7469 or Leah 775-427-5342

 

Weekly NAMI Connection Support Group (Gardnerville)

When:  Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Where:  Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.  Evelia 775-782-367

 

Non-NAMI Support Group
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Weekly Combined Family and Peer Support group (Sparks)
When: Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sparks Christian Fellowship, 510 Greenbrae, Sparks. 775-331- 3487 or 775-747- 3549

 

Mental Health Emergency and Resource Numbers 

Police:  9-1-1

Tell the dispatcher you are calling regarding a person who has a mental illness (let them know if ANY weapons ARE or are NOT present).  Request a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) trained officer and/or someone who has experience dealing with the mentally ill.  For non-emergency situations, call your local police department main number.

Crisis Call Center: 775-784-8090 (Nevada)

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline:  1-800-273-8255 or text “listen” to 839863

Nevada  2-1-1  Dial 211  

Is a service committed to helping Nevadan’s citizens connect with the services that they need.

– Housing & Shelter, Utility Assistance – Food Services – Mental Health – Substance Abuse- Children’s Services – Transportation – Healthcare – Senior Services

 

Northern Nevada 

Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS)

480 Galletti Way

Sparks, NV  89431

Phone: 775-688-2001 

 

Southern Nevada

Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS)

6161 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV  89146

Phone: 702-486-6000