Support Groups

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Know the Facts:

About 1.75 million veterans – nearly 1 in 10 – rely on Medicaid as a source of mental health coverage.

Shared Experiences

NAMI has support groups for individuals and families affected by mental illness. The groups are led by trained, peer-facilitators who have experienced mental illness themselves or through a loved one.

Below is a listing of NAMI Support Group meetings by county. If you’re looking for a support group in a specific area that is not listed, visit Find Your Local NAMI for additional contacts in Pennsylvania.  You can also search by state at www.nami.org.

NAMI Parent Support Group – Youth and Transition-Age
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church in East Liberty.
Contact: Linda Thornhill at (412) 247-7489 for more information.

NAMI Pittsburgh South
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:30 – 9 p.m., South Minster House in Mt. Lebanon.
Contact: nami.south@gmail.com. Pgh South March 2018 newsletter

NAMI Pittsburgh North
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 – 9 p.m., NAMI Keystone PA Office in Ross Twp.
Contact: Candy at (412) 361-8916 for more information. March 2018 Newsletter

NAMI Pittsburgh East – FAMILIAS
Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 7 – 9 p.m, Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill,
Contact: Mim Schwartz at (412) 731-4855 for more information.

NAMI Spouse Support Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 – 9 p.m., Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill, No
Contact: Mim Schwartz at (412) 731-4855 for more information.

NAMI McKeesport
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Penn State Greater Allegheny, Frable Bldg, Rm 122.
Contact: Anna Lisa at (412) 527-6600 for more information.

NAMI Western PA Borderline Personality Disorder Family Support Group
Meets once a month on a Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., NAMI Keystone PA Office in Ross Twp.
Contact: Jo Burkholder at (724) 776-5974 for more information.
For additional family education, visit link for NEA-BPD’s Family Connections class. Family Connections is offered in cities around the country as volunteer leaders become available. For those located in areas where the course is not currently offered, the TeleConnections program is a possible alternative.

WPIC Family Support Group
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 6 – 7 p.m., Oakland.
Contact: Ray at (412) 379-3902 for more information.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Groups
Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Dormont Library
Contact: NAMI Keystone PA Office at (412) 366-3788

Armstrong County support groups are currently not meeting.

NAMI PA – Beaver County
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Rochester
Contact: Carla Braund at carlabraund@namibeavercounty.com or call (724) 888-6877.

NAMI CONNECTION, Peer Recovery Support Group
Meets Tuesdays, 12 p.m., 1229 3rd Street in Beaver.
Contact: Carla Braund at carlabraund@namibeavercounty.com or call (724) 888-6877.

NAMI PA Butler County Family Support Groups
Meets the last Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 201 E Jefferson Street in Butler.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Passavant Retirement Community Center in Zelienople.
Contact: Butler NAMI Office at (724) 431-0069 for more information.

NAMI Connection, Peer Facilitated Recovery Support Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m. Grapevine Center, 140 N Elm Street in Butler.
Contact: Butler NAMI Office at (724) 431-0069 for more information.

NAMI-CARE (Consumers Advocating for Recovery through Empowerment)
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Oak House Drop-In Center, MHA Advocacy Ctr, 100 New Salem Road (Ground Floor, First door on the right) in Uniontown.
Contact: (724) 438-6738
Indiana County support groups are currently not meeting.
NAMI PA Lawrence County – New Castle
Contact: Sandi Hause, (724) 657-0226
NAMI Washington County
Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Court House Square, Room 103, in Washington.
Contact: Jim Gleason, (724) 416-7574

NAMI Alle-Kiski
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., The Maverick Drop-In Center, Family Services Building, 310 Central City Plaza off Ninth Street in New Kensington.
Contact: Marci at 724-335-9883 x526 for more information.

NAMI Mon Valley
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month except July and December, 7 – 9 p.m., West Hempfield Presbyterian Church in Irwin.
Contact: Harriett Hetrick at (724) 872-2186 for more information.

(These support groups are not affiliated with NAMI. List last updated February 2018.)

ADD/ADHD

CHADD Support Group for Adults with ADD/ADHD
Last Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
3811 O’Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 Auditorium
Contact: LeslieStonePgh@gmail.com

Domestic Violence

Survivors of Domestic Violence Support Groups
*Various groups at various meeting times*
Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pgh
If interested in one of these support groups, call (412) 687-8005 for more information.

Healing Friends (Survivors of Incest Anonymous)
Every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
905 Mifflin Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
Contact: Maria at healingfriends8@gmail.com

Eating Disorders

PENED (Eating Disorder Support Group)
2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM
4801 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15237 Room 205
Contact: Anita Maier at pened1@aol.com

PENED (Eating Disorder Support Group)
4th Monday of every month at 7:00 PM
4801 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15237 Room 205
Contact: Anita Maier at pened1@aol.com

Food Addicts in Recovery
Every Thursday from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
801 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Contact: Kathy O. at (412) 487-5159

Food Addicts in Recovery
Every Monday from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
5757 Bartlett St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
Contact: Hadassa K. at (412) 867-6992

Project HEAL
Contact: pittsburgh@theprojectheal.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectHealUniversityOfPittsburghChapter/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectheal_pitt/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProjectHEALPitt?lang=en

Faith Based

Celebrate Recovery (Christian Support Group)
Every Monday at 7:00 PM
1200 Wolfe Ave., N. Braddock, PA, 15104
Contact: Cheryl at cheryl@wordandworship.org

PGH North Bereavement Support Group (faith-based)
3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM
St. Peter’s Church 320 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063
Contact: Pastor Jim Bertoti at jbertoti@stpzelie.org

Mount Ararat Counseling Center
Call 412-441-1800 ext. 270 or email counselingministry@mt-ararat.org

Peer-Led Groups

Emotions Anonymous
Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM
St. Patrick CCD Center, 305 32nd Street, McKeesport, PA
Contact: James at trustjesusea@gmail.com

Pittsburgh Bipolar and Depression Peer Groups (DBSA Pittsburgh)
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM
100 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Room 847
Contact: David at (412) 321-6325

Mental Health Cafe – Inside Our Minds
A monthly meetup for friendly discussion regarding mental health and mental illness
*Location and time vary
Contact: Alyssa at contact@insideourminds.org
http://insideourminds.org/mental-health-cafe/

Wellness Walks Peer Support Group
Every Sunday at 1:00 PM
800 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Contact: Jess at pittsburghpeers@gmail.com
This is a walking group so please bring comfortable walking shoes, water, and weather-appropriate clothing. Meet between parking lot and tennis courts.

Peer-Run Wellness Group (WRAP)
Every Wednesday from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
100 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Room 100
Contact: Kristy at (412) 246-5437

Grief

PGH North Bereavement Support Group (faith-based)
3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM
St. Peter’s Church 320 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063
Contact: Pastor Jim Bertoti at jbertoti@stpzelie.org

Someone’s Caring Support Group for Bereaved Parents
4th Monday of every month from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001
Contact: Robin Miller at (724) 287-2273 or millerr@zbzoom.net

Lifeline of Listening Friends – O’Hara Township/Fox Chapel Area
1st Wednesday of each month.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Free, open, drop-in group
St. Joseph Parish. 346 Dorseyville Road. Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Visit the group’s website.

Lifeline of Listening Friends – South Hills
Meeting information: 3rd Wednesday of each month starting February 15, 2017.
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Free, open, drop-in group
Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15226
Call Jack at 412-508-5383 or shaw.jack@verizon.net

Hoarding

CHS Hoarding Pilot Program
412.246.1640, Kihra Kohler
CHS Health Programs, 2525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.chscorp.org/hoarding

LGBTQIA+

Real Time Support Group (LGBTQ + friends + allies age 14 – 21)
Every Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
GLCC, 210 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Contact: Lyndsey Sickler at lsickler@persadcenter.org

T to T Trans Support Group
1st Saturday of every other month (July, Sept., Nov., etc.) from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
GLCC, 210 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Contact: Donna Christopher at cd_donna1@yahoo.com

OCD

OCD Support Group
Second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
155 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Suite 170
Contact: Larry Glanz at (412) 687-8700 x2

The Pittsburgh Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support & G.O.A.L. Group
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM
Haber Hall 311 Siebert Rd. (Off McKnight Rd.)
Contact: Adelle Maher at (412) 915-0097

Survivors of Suicide

Someone’s Caring Survivors of Suicide Support Group
2nd Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001
Contact: Robin Miller at (724) 287-2273 or millerr@zbzoom.net

L.O.S.S. Survivors of Suicide Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
409 Coulter Ave., #4, Greensburg, PA 15601
Contact: Jill Kowalewski at (724) 830-3618

Teens

Teen Support Group (Ages 13 – 17)
Every Tuesday at 4:00 PM
100 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Sixth Floor
Contact: johnsonc4@upmc.edu
Please bring a photo ID and allow for time for WPIC security at entrance.

Caregiver Support Group
3rd Thursday of every month from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
5743 Bartlett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Contact: Maxine Horn at mhorn@jfcspgh.org

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