Support Groups

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Support Groups 2019-10-21T18:06:37+00:00

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 offers support groups for individuals, families and caregivers who are affected by mental illness. The groups are led by trained, peer-facilitators who have experienced mental illness themselves or through a loved one. Support groups are confidential, free of charge, and registration is not required.

NAMI offers two primary support groups programs:

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions
  • Led by people with mental health conditions
  • 90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location)
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
  • Confidential

Click below to find a listing of statewide NAMI Support Groups by county.

Download NAMI Support Group List

For more information on NAMI affiliates in Pennsylvania, visit Find Your Local NAMI.  You can also search by state at www.nami.org.

(NOTE: The support groups listed below are not affiliated with NAMI. Please contact the organizers directly for up-to-date attendance information.)

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

Mood Disorders

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Pittsburgh
Every Wednesday 7-8:30p
Bellefield Towers, 8th Floor Rm 831
Contact: Ray Millsap 412-379-3902

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Pittsburgh Support Group
Meets every Thursday 6-7:45p
C.C. Mellor Library in Edgewood, 1 Pennwood Ave, Pgh Pa 15218
Contact: Gary Halliday at dimmore829@yahoo.com or 412-708-9423
Website: https://pittsburghdbsa.wixsite.com/supportgroup

Westmoreland County Mental Health Support Group
1st Tuesday 11a-1p
3rd Thursday 7-9p
Greensburg: MHAWC 409 Coulter Ave, Ste 4
Contact: Julie Kostenbader 724-858-7533

Butler Bipolar & Manic Depression Support Group
Every Tuesday 7-8pm
Butler: Grapevine Drop-in Center, 211 West Brady Street
Contact: Bette Peoples 724-283-1704

Bethel Park Mental Health Support Group
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (except July) 7:30 – 9p
Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Room Prime Time “B”
Contact: 412-942-4800

Bridgeville Mental Health Support Group
1st Tuesday 6:30-7:45p and 3rd Tuesday 11a-12:30p
Bridgeville Library, 505 McMillen Street

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

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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