Mental Illness Support Groups

NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences. Here’s what you can expect at a NAMI Connection support group.

  • Weekly free gatherings led by trained individuals
  • Safe place to share the challenges and successes of coping
  • Group where you’ll receive understanding from others, where everything is confidential
  • Place where you’ll leave feeling renewed hope and sometimes with tools and friends

You’re welcome to attend. Prior arrangements are not needed. These groups are “open” meaning that new participants are welcome. Start with a phone call for friendly confirmation of current schedules and locations and help with directions. There may even be additional groups, times and locations similarly approved and sponsored by one of these two local nonprofit advocacy organizations with national links, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America (MHA).

Every Tuesday from  7 pm to 8:30 pm

If you have a mental illness and want to attend one of our NAMI Connection Support Group meetings, we have them every Tuesday evening. Please note that there are two differen locations, depending on which Tuesday you go.

1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays
7 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting room West 1 on the first floor through the main entrance (by glass hallway).
Mary Washington Hospital
1001 Sam Perry Boulevard
Fredericksburg VA 22401

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7 pm to 8:30 pm

5th Floor Partial Tx Room
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
4600 Spotsylvania Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

To speak with the Connection Facilitator, contact Linda Church at 540-582-5973 or email

Also, Recovery in Motion is a peer fun center that offers several support groups. Click here to go to their website for details.