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NAMI Connection

Due to the circumstances of the current COVID-19 public health emergency, some of our NAMI Connection support groups have been moved online. Please see changes listed below.

NAMI Connection will meet online:

• Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6-7:30pm. Zoom Meeting ID: 202-455-533. Zoom

• Every Thursday, 6-7:30pm. Zoom Meeting ID: 871-4261-7389. Zoom

• Just added!   Every 1st & 3rd Monday, 6-7:30pm. Zoom Meeting ID: 873-9311-3964. Zoom (Manatee County Group)

Joining via Zoom.
Visit, click on “join a meeting” in the top menu bar, and enter meeting ID.

NAMI Connection will meet in person:  PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION

• Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday

6:00–7:30 p.m.
Arbor Village Apartments – Community Room

2901 Fruitville Rd,

Sarasota, FL 34237

(Face masks will be required for in-person groups)

***NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties continues to follow the recommended CDC guidelines. All participants and facilitators will be required to wear a face mask. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.


A support group for adults living with mental illness and working towards recovery.

In this free, peer-led group, participants will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. It’s led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

What you’ll gain:

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:

  • See the individual first, not the illness
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
  • Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive yourself and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is held:

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in Sarasota
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL) Community Room
2911 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
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Third Monday of the month in Venice (Canceled due to COVID-19, please join our Tuesday & Thursday online groups listed at the top of this page)
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Mental Health Community Centers (Beacon House)
1680 C S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34292

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Just added!  Every 1st & 3rd Mondays (online)
6:00–7:30 p.m.

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