What is NAMI Support Group?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Generic name: Peer Support Group

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers various programs and groups for consumers, family members, providers and the general public. These programs draw on the experience of mental health consumers and family members, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support mental / emotional health 7 3
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 1 0
Bipolar II disorder 1 0
Improve communication 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 1
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with NAMI Support Group

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Overwhelming emotions 1


Based on patients currently participating in NAMI Support Group

Dosage Patients
weekly 3
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking NAMI Support Group

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped participating in NAMI Support Group


Currently participating in NAMI Support Group

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped participating in NAMI Support Group

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for NAMI Support Group

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Sep 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    Severe (overwhelming emotions)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: The problem with going to a support group for the mentally ill is that everyone there is crazy. :P But seriously, I had major personality conflicts with someone there who wasn't even supposed to be there, and talking to the group leader didn't help.

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