Coping Support Group

Coping Support Group

An open support group for family members dealing with mental illness

COPING is a project provided by NAMI Middlesex County in its ongoing attempts to improve the quality of life for people with recurring mental illness and their families.

  • 2nd Thursday of each month
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • 3rd Thursday of each month
    2:30-4:30 pm

We provide a forum for family and friends to share common experiences in dealing with mental illness in our families.

Open Discussion
We share information and suggestions to help resolve common problems. This fosters the development of useful tools that can be implemented to ease family burden.

Peer Support
We help one another deal with the isolation and frustration that we feel in our attempts to cope with mental illness.

Information Exchange
One fundamental contribution of COPING is to give family members insight into new directions, which is achieved through the fruitful interchange of experience and information.

New Direction
A common reaction of family members is to let their own lives suffer as they struggle with the mental illness of a loved one. However, as the lifeguard knows, one must keep oneself from being pulled under to save those in need of help.

Growing Hope
Families in COPING soon find that their problems are not unique, and they gain strength by releasing their frustrations in a friendly and understanding atmosphere. New perspectives help families to plan for positive change in the future.

For more information, contact Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) (732) 235-6184

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 07/16/19