Mental Health, Mental Illness, on Block Island

advocating for services and support for those who are ill and education for mental health to all on Block Island

Family Support through NAMI RI

The Family Support Groups through NAMI RI take place on three Tuesdays per month, currently using Zoom.

The groups are led by trained facilitators who have experience as family members with mental illness themselves. The group meetings last about one hour, and everyone who participates in the meeting gets a chance to share. The other members of the group try to offer help and resources, when appropriate, based on their own experiences. A little background info on the group can be found here:  NAMI Family Support Group | NAMI (

No pre-registration for the groups is necessary. The schedule with the links for the meetings is below. In order to join/get the Zoom links and meeting info, anyone interested can email me.

Second & Fourth Tuesday (6:00pm), facilitated by Julie & Steve

Third Tuesday (6:30pm), facilitated by Mike & Linda

NAMI Rhode Island also has groups for individuals living with mental health conditions. The schedule can be accessed via the link below. (Note the schedule is updated online any time schedule changes or cancellations occur.) Individual Support Group Schedule – NAMI Rhode Island

Beth Lamarre 

Executive Director

NAMI Rhode Island

154 Waterman Street, Suite 5B

Providence, Rhode Island 02906

(401) 331-3060