As you know we are all facing difficult challenges as we have to adapt to the COVID-19 Corona Virus outbreak.
We must limit close contacts for our wellbeing and for that of our
families, friends, and neighbors. Please follow the guidelines and keep informed as this is an evolving situation.
Our groups are suspended at all locations till further notice.
However, we are conducting support groups on-line via Zoom.
In order to access the on-line groups, please click on the INFO/CONTACT tag and fill out the Info sheet. Make sure you list your Email address so that our leaders may invite you to the group. Once you indicate which group you want to attend, list your email and complete the Info Sheet it is then forwarded to our secure site. You will be contacted by our Staff and be invited by one of our leaders to attend the on-line support groups.
Your email information will be held in confidence.
You will find no two peer support groups are the same—each is as unique as a snowflake or a finger print.
A peer support group is a regular gathering of persons who come from different backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences with the exception of ONE. We all have the lived experience of mental illness and or addiction.
Usually once week, we come together, guided by a trained or certified peer, to talk with one another about our experiences, struggles and challenges. The support group becomes an anchor for us as we recover from our illnesses and develop skills to live more effectively in our communities and personal world. A peer support group is a freeing experience, as we realize that “I am not alone,” and hope and trust grow in between times.
Most of Us with mental illness and or addiction are not used to talking about our concerns or needs in social situations. But a peer support group, possibly unlike anywhere else for Us, is a judgment- and stigma-free zone, so we are usually more open to sharing. As Participants we know that we are equipped to offer advice to each other and help troubleshoot problems because of our shared lived experiences. Who better to offer inspirational, candid messages than someone who’s been there?
These opinions are best received when coming from people...both Like US and For US... who have walked along with us in this journey and have seen the world through those same eyes of experience and knowledge.
St Barnabas United Methodist Church*
5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Road
Arlington, TX 76016
7:00 – 8:15 PM