As of January 2016, NAMI New York City Metro offers support groups for individuals ages 18 and older suffering from various mental illnesses, as the organization's website describes. Some options offered include a bipolar disorder support group, pet therapy support group, media and advocacy discussion group, hearing voices support group and expressive arts workshop. The organization also hosts a group called Find Your Funny and You'll Find You're Funny, which emphasizes supporting one another through the use of humor.
Most NAMI mental health support groups meet at the organization's location on Eighth Street, notes NAMI New York City Metro. The media and advocacy discussion group gives attendees an opportunity to discuss the portrayals of mental illness in the media. People of all artistic skill levels are welcome to attend the expressive arts workshop. There is no need to bring along any art supplies, as the organization provides anything attendees need to participate in the activities.
Mood Disorders Support Group of New York is another organization that offers various mental health-related support groups in New York City, states the organization's website. Available programs in 2016 include Bipolar, Unipolar, Family and Friends, and the 20-Something Group. Unipolar is a group for individuals suffering from depression, while Bipolar offers support to those with bipolar disorder. Family and Friends focuses on equipping loved ones with strategies for caring for individuals with mental illnesses while also taking care of themselves. The 20-Something Group is available to teens and people in their twenties suffering from both depression and bipolar disorder.