Mental Health Family Support Group Offered at Grace Cottage

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont (NAMI Vermont) is pleased to announce a new family support group that will be offered in Townshend from 6:30-8:00 p.m on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is August 14th. Grace Cottage has partnered with NAMI Vermont to offer the meeting at their Community Wellness Center at 133 Grafton Road (Route 35).

NAMI Family Support Group meetings are a free, monthly 90-minute support group of family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness where they can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies. Participants are encouraged to share actively in the work of the group. The support group meetings offer a safe and confidential place to give family members and friends the support they need. With their shared experiences, family members can better understand and support their loved ones living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members.

“We are pleased to expand our programs and greatly appreciate Grace Cottage offering their Community Wellness Center to conduct this important support group for families who are impacted by mental illness,” said Phil Blackburn, president of NAMI Vermont.

NAMI Vermont’s programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Vermont Department of Mental Health. For more information, contact NAMI Vermont at 1-800-639-6480 or or to find a complete list of all of our offerings, visit us on the web at

NAMI Vermont is the independent Vermont chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a statewide non-profit, grassroots, volunteer organization comprised of family members, friends, and individuals affected by mental illness. As our mission, NAMI Vermont supports, educates and advocates so that all communities, families, and individuals affected by mental illness or mental health challenges can build better lives.