Online Support Group Guidelines
NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for adult family members (18 +), significant others or friends of people with mental health conditions.
The below guidelines apply to both online support groups.
- NAMI Tyler takes care to ensure participant safety and confidentiality. Registration information will not be shared and will only be used in the event of a mental health crisis.
- Out of respect for your peers, please join the group 10 minutes early. If you are late joining your group, the facilitator has the right to limit interruptions and deny entry.
- NAMI Tyler provides mutual support and education for those impacted by mental health conditions through peer support groups. The information and insight provided by group leaders and participants do not represent therapeutic recommendations and are not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a mental health provider or other qualified healthcare professional.
- While attending support group meetings, group leaders will treat all participants with respect, listen without judgment and keep all personal sharing confidential.
- If you have questions about our online programs, please contact NAMI Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to participate in a NAMI Tyler online support group, we ask that you acknowledge certain guidelines that we must follow so that we can keep the meeting environment inclusive and safe for all participants.
- Support group participants must be 18 years or older.
- We value the confidentiality of what is shared during a meeting and the privacy of our participants. Our policy is that we do not allow participants to take any screenshots, recordings, pictures, etc. during the meeting.
- We wish to respect the privacy of all support group participants. What is discussed in our support group is confidential unless someone is a danger to self or others.
- Our purpose is to provide mutual support from friends having similar life experiences. We are not professionals. Information and insight provided by group leaders and participants do not represent therapeutic recommendations and are not meant to be a substitute for advice provided by a mental healthcare professional.