Support & Education

We are setting up online support groups for NAMI Family Support and NAMI Connection. Please email us at info@namicharlestonarea.org or call or text us at 843-284-3091 if you are interested in attending. We will need your name, email, and phone number to send you the meeting codes for the meetings and the instructions for accessing Google Meet or Hangouts Meet.  We hope you are all safe and well. 

We are doing our part to help “flatten the curve” for the spread of the Corona Virus. All in-person support groups are cancelled at this time. We will update this page when they resume. If you would like to talk with someone, please text NAMI to 741741. Please check our resource page and resource guide for information on places you can call or text, if you want to talk with someone about any concerns related to your mental health. You can also visit the NAMI Discussion Groups: https://www.nami.org/find-support/discussion-groups.


NAMI Charleston Area offers peer-led support groups for adult family members and friends to share experiences and resources related to providing care and support for a loved one with a mental health condition. We also offer peer-led support groups for adults living with mental health conditions to gain a sense of community, hope and insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. All meetings are confidential.

Education Meetings

MARCH 9th at 7:30PM at Seacoast Church, 2049 Savannah Hwy, Suite H, Charleston: Dr. Baron Short and Shayna Epstein from MUSC will speak on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). You do not have to pre-register and there is no cost to attend. Contact Toni Smallwood at info@namicharlestonarea.org with any questions.

NAMI Family Support Groups

  • First Thursday of Each Month (6PM): Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, Nursery Room 11
  • Second Monday of Each Month (6PM): Seacoast Church, 2049 Savannah Hwy, Suite H, Charleston
  • Third Monday of Each Month (6PM): Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West Third South Street, Summerville
  • Third Thursday of Each Month (6:30PM): Dorchester Library, 506 N Parler Ave, St. George

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

  • First and Third Mondays of Each Month (6PM): Cathedral, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, Room A104
  • Second Monday of Each Month (6PM): Seacoast Church, 2049 Savannah Hwy, Suite H, Charleston
  • Third Monday of Each Month (6PM): Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West Third South Street, Summerville
  • Second and Fourth Wednesdays of Each Month (1:30 to 3:00PM): Charleston Mental Health Center, 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston
  • Second and Fourth Thursdays of Each Month (1:30 to 3PM): Berkeley Mental Health Center, 403 Stoney Landing Road, Moncks Corner

Grand Strand/South Strand Support

NAMI Family Support Groups

  • First Thursday of Each Month (6PM): St. John’s Center, 1048 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach
  • Second Tuesday of Each Month (6:30PM): Healthy Concepts , 3260 Holmestown Rd, Myrtle Beach
  • Second Wednesday of Each Month (6PM): St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Conference Room (in building behind church), 65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

  • Second Sunday of Each Month (6PM): FAVOR Grand Strand, 4953 US Hwy 17 Bypass South, Myrtle Beach
  • Third Wednesday of Each Month (6PM): Indigo at 110, 110 Chanticleer Village Dr, Myrtle Beach, Leasing Office