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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 solve 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.

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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