Support groups are a great opportunity to connect with others dealing with similar situations in life sharing stories, perspectives, inspiration, and empathy. Emotional support from peers as well as trained leaders can be a very effective way to help with recovery, support those with mental illness, learn other's perspectives on common human challenges, and develop healthy emotional connection. We often think we are the only ones with our struggles, but coming together with others can remind us that we are not alone.
The Suicide Loss Support Group is a peer-led, facilitated support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. (Recommend 16 years of age and older.) Join to share, listen, or simply be among others who understand your feelings and have shared a common tragedy. There are no judgments.
Last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
LOCATION: HOPE HOUSE 1014 N 6th Street, Sheboygan - connected to Hope Church
If you are grieving the death of your child, we invite you to join us for friendship, understanding, support, and a listening ear. *PLEASE NOTE SUMMER SCHEDULE CHANGES BELOW
July: 6pm Ice Cream Parlor Get Together at South Pier Parlor
August: Picnic at Deland Park details TBA
2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Open Door Drop-in Center - 817 N. 8th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081 (The door for this center is located in the alley next to Black Pig restaurant, towards the back parking lot. Door is on the south side of alley if heading east)
*PLEASE NOTE SUMMER SCHEDULE TIME AND LOCATION CHANGES ABOVE
Providing a safe place to make connections with others who have shared experiences with chronic pain. Peer support can increase hope, give perspective, and provide a sense of belonging. This group is a place to find understanding, acceptance and validation. We show support for each other through: confidentiality, mutuality, compassion, active listening, presence, and respect for all.
2nd Monday of month 6:30PM
Women learning to PACE their life and THRIVE:
Have a flare plan
Invest in Self
Voice your needs
Coordinating Toolbox or Connect
LOCATION: virtually through ZOOM
Visit http://bit.ly/mhasupportgroupsignup to sign up and receive ZOOM link.
This group offers support and connection for parents, relatives, and/or friends of persons with mental illness. Led by a peer support parent, this group provides a listening non-judgmental ear as well as resources, support, and understanding.
Last Monday of month 5:30PM-7PM
LOCATION: Mead Public Library - Rocco Room
Visit http://bit.ly/mhasupportgroupsignup to sign up. Drop-ins allowed.
The loss of a spouse is one of the most challenging transitions of a woman’s life. Lemonade is a widow’s support group intended to provide a safe environment to share grief and discuss struggles we experience after loss. Join to share, listen, ask questions or simply be with other women who understand your feelings. You do not have to face it alone. This group is not only focused on grief but also on support and recovery through compassion and encouragement. We need strong emotional connections where we can share openly and honestly. There are many challenges we face as we move through widowhood. It may be inconceivable to imagine a life where you are able to make “Lemonade” again. If we can recognize “Grief as a glass of sour and sweet”, then together we can help one another heal with hope and rebuild our lives.
To learn more about this group call MHA office at 920-458-3951 ext. 1001.
Visit http://bit.ly/mhasupportgroupsignup to sign up.
There are additional local community support groups available for differing concerns, topics and circumstances throughout the county. Please search our
Sheboygan County Community Mental Health Directory
for additional assistance.
Are you currently running a support group? Are you interested in leading a peer led support group? Join us for a webinar and live discussion on support group facilitation exploring the various roles of the peer group facilitator. Webinars happen sporadically throughout the year. Please click below for flyer or CONTACT US for more information.