NAMI offers several opportunities for meetings each month. The meetings are free of charge. The schedule includes:


Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5: The NAMI Connections peer support group is held on Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m. Come hear from others who are also learning how to live in recovery with a mental illness.


Wednesdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4: A second weekly NAMI Connections peer support group will be held Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. Come hear from others who are also learning how to live in recovery with a mental illness.


Tuesday, Sept. 19: The public is invited to attend the free Story County Mental Health Expo, “An Evening of Hope and Healing,” featuring actress Sara Benincasa, at the ISU Memorial Union Sun Room, 6-8 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 28: NAMI of Central Iowa will hold its monthly support group for family members of individuals living with mental illness at 7 p.m. No registration is required.


All support group meetings are held at the NAMI of Central Iowa Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Ste. 205, Ames. For more information, call 515-292-9400.