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or 248-661-5684



AMI Oakland Office

27655 Middlebelt Rd

Suite 170

Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: 248.203.1998

News Media Contact
Fred Cummins, President
Phone: 248.752.3872

Newsletter - Hope Cummins
Phone: 248.203.1998

Publicity - Cheryl Patel

248-661-5684

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fred.a.cummins@gmail.com

 

AMI of Oakland CountySupport
 
AMI Family Support Groups
 

AMI Family Support GroupsAMI Oakland’s support group meets at the Beaumont Hospital, Administration Building, Room AB1W (lower level)O , at 7:00 P.M., on the first Monday of each month, except on holiday weekends, when it meets on the second Monday. See Map

The AMI Oakland County Support group is facilitated by a layperson volunteer. This group is for families and is an informal resource that attempts to provide healing components to a variety of mental illness problems and challenges that family members face. An informal support outside of family, friends, or professionals often provides greater understanding, more similarity (from individuals experiencing similar life events), an opportunity for empathy and altruism, and a sense of identity for participants. Learning new ways to handle challenges, cope with changes, and maintain new behaviors are all important aspects of the support group experience.

A characteristic unique to support groups is the mutual support members are able to provide one another. This support and validation from other group members help facilitate personal growth and change in a way that individual therapy cannot. Although experts and professionals can provide support and positive direction, the mutual exchange of information between group members is a powerful experience that often induces lasting change. Meeting others who truly understand one's experience has a very powerful effect. For many parents, participation in a support group is the first opportunity to learn that there are other parents who are experiencing the same challenges and frustrations.

We use an open format. Open format means that the groups are ongoing, and have the option of attending when it is convenient for them. The open format allows individuals to feel some degree of anonymity, and to participate, as they are comfortable. For some people, simply attending meetings and listening to the experiences of others can be helpful. All meetings are free of charge. If you have questions, please call one of our Information and referral lines noted in the left column of this web site page.

 
 

 


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