Individuals Living with Mental Illness

Resilience is a skill. Building it takes time. Having supportive relationships is an important foundation.

NAMI Connection Mutual Support Group

Recovery is a decision to meet the challenge of disability… to lead a hopeful life and to make a contribution in spite of the limitations imposed.
— Patricia Deegan

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led, weekly support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. No registration required.

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.

Group Setting:

  • 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

10:00 – 11:30 AM

NAMI Greater Milwaukee
3200 S. 3rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207


NAMI Greater Milwaukee Peer Support Group

NAMI Peer Support Group


We connect and create a safe place for people with lived experience.
We share experiences, challenges and successes along our journey toward healing.

  • Led by trained facilitators who have lived experience

  • No registration required

  • Confidential and accepting environment

First & Third Weds, Every Month (Beginning May 1, 2019)
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore – West Entrance
5900 S Lake Dr
Cudahy, WI 53110

Parking Available

414-344-0447 (Theresa)

After 25 years of practice and research, I am more convinced than ever that recovery from mental illness is possible for many more than previously believed. I believe that much of the chronicity in mental illness is due to the way the mental health system and society treat mental illness and not the nature of the illness itself.
— William Anthony, MD

NAMI Support Groups in the Greater Milwaukee Area

NAMI Ozaukee Peer Support

For individuals living with mental health conditions.

Christ Church, Mequon
10606 N. Port Washington Rd

3rd Thursdays each month
7:00 – 8:00 PM
(does not meet in May, Sept. or Nov.)


NAMI Waukesha Peer Support Group
(Peer led)

Peer-led support group for individuals living with mental health concerns.

NAMI Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186

1st & 3rd Thursday of Every Month
7:00 – 9:00 PM


NAMI Waukesha – The Care Connection

For individuals and family members living with mental health concerns

6:30 – 8:30

St. Williams Parish
440 N Moreland Blvd

NAMI Racine Bipolar/Depression Group

1st & 3rd Tues
6:00–7:30 PM

County Office
2300 DeKoven Avenue


NAMI Racine Peer Support

11:00–12:30 PM

2nd & 4th Thursday
6:00–7:30 PM

County Office
2300 DeKoven Avenue


Mental illnesses are brain disorders that affect thinking, emotions and complex behaviors. They vary in effect from moderate to severe.

Support Groups in the Greater Milwaukee Area

ADHD Support Group

Sponsored by CHADD

3rd Thurs of the month

16th Street Community Health Center
2906 S. 20th Street


Adult Asperger's Support Group (Peer-run)

Independence First
540 S. 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

2nd Weds of the month
6:00 – 8:00 PM

414-226-8379 (Peter)

414-259-9859 (Lanette)


Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Info and self-tests for generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD and specific phobias.


Bereavement Support Group (Professionally led)

St. Francis Cabrini Church
1025 S. 7th Ave
West Bend, WI

1st Thurs
7:00 PM

262-338-2366, ext 12 (Carol)


The Care Connection (Peer & professional facilitators)

At each meeting everyone benefits from hearing about the experiences, challenges and successes of both groups during a combined session. The meeting then splits into three separate groups: Peers (those with lived experience of mental illness); Young Adult Peers; Family and Friends. This format provides everyone with a confidential, safe environment in which to discuss the difficult issues they face and develop ways to cope with them.

St. William Church
440 N. Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188

6:30 – 8:30 PM

For more information please call (262) 547-2763

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) (Peer facilitator)

Independence First
540 S. 1st St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

2nd and 4th Monday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 PM

414-870-6115 (Monique)


Depression-Bipolar Support Allisance (DBSA) (Peer facilitator)

Watertown Senior & Community Center
514 S 1st St
Watertown, WI 53094

1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of the month
7:00 – 8:30 PM

414-964-2586 (Roseann)
Family members welcome


Depression Bipolar Association of Ozaukee County (DBSA) (Peer facilitator)

714 Fifth Ave
Grafton, WI 53024

262-338-1614 (Jane)


Domestic Violence Support Group

Family Peace Center
619 W. Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212



Double Trouble/Dual Diagnosis (Peer facilitator)

Family members welcome

Pass It On Club
6229 W. Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53220

7:30 PM



Faith in Recovery (Peer & professional facilitators)

Family members welcome

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
9455 W. Watertown Plank Rd.

4th Tuesday of the month
12:15 – 1:00 PM

414-257-7221 (Ray)


Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Call for location(s) in Milwaukee



Obsessive/Compulsive and Anxiety Support Group

Meets alt. Mondays
5:30 – 7:00 PM

Rogers Memorial Hospital
Silver Lake Outpatient Center
1205 Corporate Center Dr.,

262-719-3826 (Joan)


Overeaters Anonymous

12-step recovery group. Groups meet nearly every day of the week.


Peer Support Group

Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore
(West Entrance)
5900 S Lake Dr.
Cudahy, WI 53110

1st & 3rd Wednesdays



Safe Harbor Peer Support Group

Hales Corners – Lutheran Safe Harbor Ministry
12300 W. Janesville Rd
Hales Corners

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
10:00 AM and 6:30 PM



Sexual Assault/Abuse Support Group

Only for survivors of sexual trauma

The Healing Center
130 W Bruce St, #400
Milwaukee, WI 53204

TTY: 414-672-3301


Twelve-Step Groups at Aurora

Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
1220 Dewey Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213