Connections Recovery Support Groups Resuming

In-person meetings are held the 2nd Monday’s of the month from 7-8:30pm at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta, GA. Visit our Support Group Page to find out more information. 

We need YOUR help supporting our Augusta Support Groups


Learn how you can get involved today! Email: FAMILYPROGRAMS@NAMIGA.ORG

Together We Are here for you

Please join us on the second Monday for the Connection
Recovery Support Group and the third Monday for our
Family Support Group. 

For more information visit Our Support Page

About 988


In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Here are some resources about this vital first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Because we are in this together and you are not alone

In Crisis

In Crisis

Because we are in this together and you are not alone





NAMI has a variety of free mental health education resources



People living with mental health conditions must know that they are not alone



Take a look at our collection of photos and videos of our local Augusta Chapter

NAMI Augusta is Augusta’s Voice on Mental Health. We’re here for you. No matter what. 

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