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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

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WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 25 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 25 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 25 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 25 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 25 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 26 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 26 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 26 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

DDA (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous) at ROCC – Saturdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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DDA (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous)
Saturdays 10:00-11:30

DDA is 12 step plus 5 step consumer run organization (CRO) of peer support whose mission is to provide hope and recovery to those who suffer from the harmful effects of mental illness and addictions.

Click link below to attend group.

https://zoom.us/j/146152218

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Saturdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups on:
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 350 838 4591
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST  (6am-2pm PST)
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST (2pm-7pm PST)
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST (11am-4pm PST)
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 27 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Sundays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups on:
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 350 838 4591
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST  (6am-2pm PST)
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST (2pm-7pm PST)
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST (11am-4pm PST)
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

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FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
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SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 28 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

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Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 28 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

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Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 29 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

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Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 29 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays @ Online (register for details)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays

Join us for a 6-week online Children’s Bereavement Support Group. The group will meet online on Tuesdays, July 14th through August 18th.
  • 6-8 year olds, 45 minutes from 10:00 am – 10:45 am PST
  • 9-12 year olds, 45-60 minutes from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Teens, 13 and up, 45-60 minutes from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
Registration:
To register – call 503.588.3600 and ask for the Bereavement Department
Contacts:
Listening for Life: Six steps from Distress to Well-Being with Sarah Kutson at Peerly Human – Tuesdays @ Online via zoom
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Peerly Human and the Wellness/Recovery Human Rights Campaign
 Listening for Life: 6 Steps from Distress to Well-Being,

Where:

TO JOIN US:
Join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/119362879
Join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 (Meeting ID: 119 362 879)
International callers: https://zoom.us/u/jkwt3wHh
Video, voice and text are all options. Call participants are welcome to come and go. If you come late, please enter quietly and respect the discussion that is going on.
When: Tuesdays from 2-3pm PST/5-6pm EST

THE BOTTOM LINES

1. Come as a human being
2. Come as you (and only you)
3. No pros, no cops, no 911
We Welcome:
  • Your lived experience
  • Your distress
  • Your pain
  • Your needs
  • Your values
  • Your ideas & insights about what works for you
Leave Behind:
  • Professional roles, reporting obligations and liability concerns
  • Political, social or organizational agendas
  • Opinions about the experiences of others or what is best for them
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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 30 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 30 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 30 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 30 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 30 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 30 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 30 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

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DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 1 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Oct 1 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 1 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 1 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Oct 1 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

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Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Oct 1 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Oct 1 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

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Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 1 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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