Support Groups, Educational Meetings

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups from 7pm to 9 pm Eastern Time, in person and on Zoom, for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

NAMI will hold in-person support groups on the following dates at Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL), 1200 Wright Street, Suite A, Marquette. Enter to the left of the main door where there will be a NAMI-meets-here sign.

  • Monday, June 12
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Monday, July 10
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Monday, August 14
  • Thursday, August 17

    NAMI will hold Zoom support groups Wednesday, June 7; Thursday, July 6; and Wednesday, August 9, from 7pm to 9pm. (Zoom dates may be subject to change.) To receive a Zoom invitation: before 6:45pm on the day of the support group, please email, or call/text 906-360-7107.

For information about the dates of future in-person and Zoom support groups, check this page or our Facebook page.  For additional information please contact Cindy Bertucci at, or 906-360-7107.

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NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.



Marquette, MI 49855

Family members and friends of individuals with a mental illness may greatly benefit from an 8-week “Family to Family” education course to be offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Alger/Marquette local affiliate.

The 8-week series of classes are free and confidential. Classes will be held Wednesdays, March 8 through April 26, 2023, from 6pm to 8:30pm at 1200 Wright St. Suite A, Marquette. This is the office of S.A.I.L. (Superior Alliance of Independent Living).

The course will cover a broad range of topics, including information about Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression), Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and PTSD.

This will be the 17th time this class has been offered in our area and is presented by trained educators.

The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, significant others and friends of people with a mental illness. This course also helps people understand that this is an illness and not something they can just “deal with it, shape up” as most times they just have no control over their actions.

Responses from previous family members who took the class are: “I feel the course has saved my family”, “I no longer blame myself for my child’s illness”, “This course has given me a broader understanding of the diagnosis and more comfort in speaking about this to others.”

With the tragedies of well-known public figures dealing with bipolar disorder and depression, we feel now more than ever the timing of this class is so important for families to learn more about the types of mental illnesses.

Please call to register for the classes by March 2 or sooner to confirm the start date. For further information or to register please call Louise (906-235-0231), or Cindy (906-360-7107).