FaithNet is a network of support consisting of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
NAMI Maine’s adaptation of FaithNet strives to inspire faith communities to be more inclusive and welcoming for people with mental illness (peers) while cultivating spiritual support for the benefit of peers and family members alike.
FaithNet Offerings Include
NAMI Support Groups with a faith and spirituality focus in Knox and Penobscot County
NAMI Maine will be offering 2 confidential interfaith support groups that include a spiritual dimension for individuals and for family members affected by mental health challenges.
- KNOX COUNTY group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Meetings are held at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Rockland, Maine. For more information contact Penelope at (207) 975-6188.
- PENOBSCOT COUNTY group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Maine. For more information contact Cheryl at (207) 794-8443 or Barbara at (207) 290-0625.
Being a member of a particular faith tradition is not a requirement for participation--the group is open to family members and peers who are interested in exploring the role of faith and spirituality in health and healing.
Bridges of Hope
Bridges of Hope is a program whose purpose is to educate clergy and congregations about mental illness so that they can create stronger safety nets and welcoming communities of faith for people living with serious mental illness and their families. This program is offered in various counties in Maine.
NAMI Maine FaithNet Group Members
D. Adams (Oxford County)
J. Cavanaugh (York County)
J. Gill (Kennebec County)
A. Pettee (Knox County)
J. Spross (Cumberland)