Veterans-Only Support Group
Because of the unique mental health challenges faced by our veterans and active duty servicemen, NAMI Greenville offers a Veterans-Only Connection Support Group on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30 AM. *This group is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 concerns.* The group meets at the Greenville VA Outpatient Clinic, 41 Park Creek Drive, Greenville, SC 29605 (off Grove Road near Greenville Memorial Hospital).
The Connection Support Group is for adults with a diagnosed mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective, schizophrenia, OCD, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, etc. No pre-registration required.
NAMI Homefront Education Classes
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends, and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD, and other mental health conditions.
The course is designed to help family members understand and support their Military Service Member or Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also military/Veteran families who have a loved one with a mental health condition.
*Now offered online! We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes.
Registration is NOW OPEN for online classes: Click here for online registration.
Veterans and active service members looking for more information about mental health concerns can find more information on the national NAMI website or through the Veteran’s Administration Mental Health site. Upstate Warrior Solution is a locally based nonprofit organization that connects active duty service members, veterans, and their families to resources and opportunities, including healthcare resources.
General Resources: descriptions and contact information for a large number of organizations, both military and civilian, that support Veterans and Service Members.
VA’s Veterans Justice Outreach program: services for Veterans involved in the justice system.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, the Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 by dialing 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1.