Support Groups

Mental health professionals agree that people suffering from mental health disorders who participate in regular peer support groups often experience a better quality of life:  they are more likely to recover and remain in recovery, more likely to maintain their employment, and less likely to need emergency hospitalization.

An important step to recovery is participation in a regular Peer Support Group program.  A typical support group is structured to include 10-12 individuals and a trained facilitator.  In addition to an opportunity to communicate about one’s individual concerns, an educational component is included during each meeting.

  • Examples of Support Group topics that help people cope with everyday challenges are:
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Communication Skills
  • Risk Taking
  • Goals
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Change
  • Assertiveness
  • Trust
  • Staying Healthy
  • Forgiveness
  • Preventing a Crisis
  • Problem-Solving Skills