WESTERN MASS. — The Western Mass. chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Western Mass.) offers support groups at no cost for family members or friends of people who are struggling with mental illness. To learn more, call the local office at (413) 786-9139. RSVPs are not required to attend. The locations and schedules are as follows:
• Agawam Support Group: last Monday of each month, 6-8 p.m., NAMI Western Mass. office, 324A Springfield Street. For more information, call Jean at (413) 374-9185.
• Northampton Support Group: second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, 211 North St., Suite #1. For more information, call Carol at (413) 527-0532.
• Greenfield Support Group (currently on hiatus): last Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m., Clinical Support Options, 1 Arch Place, with well-lit parking area. For more information, call Daris at (413) 824-1044.
• Springfield Support Group: last Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., Vibra Hospital of Western Mass., 1400 State St., with well-lit parking area. For more information, call Bernice at (413) 596-5059.