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Welcome to NAMI Greater North Shore

Our mission is to advocate for people with mental illness and their families.
We are persons in recovery and families and friends.
We are a grassroots, nonprofit, support, education, and advocacy group.
We believe that both biology and trauma are factors in the development of mental illness.

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NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.

NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group:

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes
  • Is offered free of charge
  • Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies

All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.

Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support.


Support Groups

Salem, MA

Family Care-giver Support Group – Last Wednesday of Every Month
Salem Hospital 7:00 – 8:30
81 Highland Ave Davenport Building room 101
Contact: Chris Sadkowski: 617.984.0504

Peer to Peer  Support Group – Last Wednesday of Every Month
Salem Hospital 7:00 – 8:30
81 Highland Ave Davenport Building room 102A
Contact: Chris Sadkowski: 617.984.0504

Middleton, MA

Family Care-giver Support Group – Second Wednesday of Every Month
Middleton Senior Center Council on Aging 7:00 – 8:30
38 Maple St.

Drinks/snacks provided.
RSVP: Sheila Girard: 617.984.0504 or

NAMI MASS COMPASS is the information and referral helpline at NAMI Massachusetts. We provide resources and support to help people navigate the complex mental health system, and help problem solves in difficult circumstances.

The COMPASS helpline is manned by people with experience navigating the mental health system for themselves or a loved one, including volunteer and staff Navigators. Our trained Navigators are available to answer a wide range of questions and refer to community resources.

The COMPASS helpline is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or 1-800-370-9085, or email us at Please note that we are unable to make in-person appointments at this time.


a partner of NAMI Greater North Shore


The NAN Project delivers education, prevention, and intervention strategies to school staff, students, and communities using a peer-to-peer model. TNP emphasizes: acknowledging that mental illness is a very serious problem; accepting mental health challenges as illnesses of the brain that can be treated; and educating adolescents, families, and communities on available mental health resources. TNP tailors its approach and programming to the unique strengths and needs of each community while bringing an overall knowledge of youth mental health and suicide prevention.

TNP trains and supports young adult Peer Mentors, who learn to facilitate mental health discussions and share their personal “Comeback Stories.” These narratives deliver a message of hope, telling the story of their struggle with mental illness and then how they found a path to recovery by accessing supports and learning coping strategies. In addition, TNP provides professional development to school staff to improve their knowledge, confidence, and skills to build a supportive environment, free of stigma, and where students feel comfortable reaching out to trusted adults. In response to COVID, TNP has shifted its school-based programming online, with an emphasis on giving staff the tools they need to identify and assist students in crisis. Learn more about this amazing program at The Nan Project website.



In The News: Nami Greater North Shore

March 14, 2018
Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data

Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal.

We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.


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