State Wide Support Groups
Disclaimer: The support groups listed are not supervised or facilitated by an MHAC employee, nor are they in any other way the responsibility of MHAC. Like all self-help support groups, they are facilitated by a member of a given group's community for the mutual benefit of people looking for additional ways to enhance their mental health and recovery. This list is posted for the convenience of people seeking a self-help group, but is not a substitute for professional advice.
DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUPS IN CT
FARMINGTON – Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m., UCONN Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue (Use hospital entrance- Ask for room number at front desk). 1st Wednesday of every month is open to family and friends.
NORWICH – Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., William W. Backus Hospital, Medical Building, 326 Washington Street, Norwich, pull into the hospital, go straight, 1st brick building on left, group meets in Suite 130.
ORANGE – 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 780 Grassy Hill Rd. THE FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 18TH. THE FEBRUARY 25TH MEETING IS ALSO CANCELLED.
STAMFORD - Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association, 1480 Bedford St., second floor.
WEST HARTFORD – Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, those wishing to contact the group facilitator may email Dan at FridaysGroup@juno.com People who have never attended this group before are encouraged to attend a Tuesday NAMI meeting at 6:30 p.m. before attending this one. Please click here for the extra information and then scroll down to "West Hartford".
ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUPS
(For people with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social and other phobias)
WEST HARTFORD – Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard in the Fireside Lounge
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS
(For people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship problems)
WATERBURY – THIS GROUP IS ON HOLD AS OF MAY 6, 2013. Every 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays - 6 - 7:30 P.M., Russell Place, Northwest Regional Mental Health Board Conference Room, 969 West Main St., Waterbury, 1st floor. Open to people with any mental health disorder. Meetings are cancelled when Waterbury schools close due to inclement weather. (2nd Tuesdays of every month are skipped.)
SCHIZOPHRENIA SUPPORT GROUPS
(Schizophrenics Anonymous, a six-step recovery program)
ANSONIA – Tuesdays, 2 – 3:00 p.m., Valley Mental Health Center/Birmingham Group Services, 435 East Main St.
For more information on support groups, please call the Mental Health Association of Connecticut at 1-800-842-1501 or (860) 529-1970, ext. 110.
OCD Support Group Sponsored by Yale
The Yale OCD Research Clinic hosts an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group that meets on the first and third Thursday of each month, 3-4 p.m., CHMC, 34 Park St., 3rd floor Conference room, New Haven. Information: http://www.ocd.yale.edu/patients/index.aspx ; Suzanne Wasylink, 203-974-7523, ocd.yale.edu