Free Community-Based Mental Health Support Groups  --  Weekly Calendar


The purpose of designated support groups, as contrasted with informal groups of friends, is to provide a deliberately safe and caring place to be heard, to share concerns, and to find support. Typical group guidelines are that only one person talk at a time, talk time is shared evenly, participants don’t judge or offer advice (unless asked), and what’s said in the group stays there. Groups below are open to new members who may self-refer. Veteran programs are for all services and eras.

Mental Health America Virginia Warm Line: Trained staff can offer a caring listener, some resource referrals, and possible focus for problem-solving. Toll free at (866) 400-6428 from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday -- Friday.

Day

What, Who for

Where

When

Contact, sponsor

1st & 3rd Mondays

Wounded Warriors, support and referrals

10021 Dahlgren Rd, Am. Leg. Post 89, King George

6 – 8 p.m.

Jere Palmer (540) 842-2481

jpalmer@racsb.va.us

Tuesdays

General Mental Wellness Support Group

Snowden, across from Mary Washington Hospital, Rm 119

7 – 8:45 p.m.

Rita (540) 371-2704

Mental Health America

Tuesdays

CoDA Co-Dependents Anonymous (Developing healthy relationships)

Peace United Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Dr,, (Right entrance, Rm #5) FB 22407

7 – 8:00 p,m.

Dolores

(540) 786-3742 greywolves1@comcast.net

1st, 3d, 5th Tuesdays

General Mental Wellness Support Group

Mary Wash Hospital*,1- West A Conference Rm (thru main doors, take 1st left corridor)

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Elaine Arnold

(540) 847-6974

NAMI “Connection”

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

General mental health support group

Spotsylvania Hospital, 5th Floor (immediate right from elevator)

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Elaine Arnold (540) 847-6974 NAMI “Connection”

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

General mental health support group

Fred’burg Center for the ...Arts, garden door, 813 Sophia St 22401

1 – 3 p.m.

Carrol (540) 775-5204

Recovery in Motion

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Survivors of Suicide Loss (have lost a loved one)

Harbor House, 2103 Washington Ave., Fred’burg

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Susan Franklin, (540) 371-2704 Mental Health America

Every other Tuesday

Families of loved ones with mental illness.

Mary Wash Hospital,1- West A Conference Rm (thru main doors, take 1st left corridor)

7 – 9 p.m.

Katie (540) 846-3332 (NAMI) namirapp.com/nrwp/calendar

for schedule

2nd Tuesdays

Families of Wounded Warriors; support and resource referrals

Fred’burg Bptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St,. Rm A202, Fred’burg 22401

6 – 8 p.m.

Ashley Hough

(540)-273-4733

ahough@racsb.va.us

4th

Tuesdays

Families of Wounded Warriors; support and resource referrals

Porter Branch Library, Rm A 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford

6 – 8 p.m.

Ashley Hough

(540)-273-4733

ahough@racsb.va.us

Wednesdays

Coping with Trauma

4701 Market St., Ste C, 22408*

1 – 3 p.m.

Tracy (540) 645-6042

Recovery in Motion

Thursdays

Graduates of WRAP (self-help workshop series)

4701 Market St., Ste C, 22408*

1 – 3 p.m.

Tracy (540) 645-6042

Recovery in Motion

Thursdays

Wounded Warriors, all eras, support and referrals

Fred’burg Baptist Church, Princess Anne St. @ Amelia St., Rm PA111

6 – 8 p.m.

Chris Mitchell

(540) 604-3657

cmitchell@racsb.va.us

Fridays

Veterans Peer Support Group, all military branches and eras

Fred VFW Post, 2701 Freedom Lane, Rte 1 & Princess Anne St., near bridge

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Norris (540) 786-2352 or

Brad (540) 371-5665

Fridays

General support group

4701 Market St., Ste C, 22408*

1 - 3 p.m.

Karen M. (540) 645-6042

Recovery in Motion

Fridays

Self-Empowerment

4701 Market St., Ste C, 22408*

3 - 5 p.m.

Karen M. (540) 645-6042

Recovery in Motion

Saturdays

Mental Health Discussion

4701 Market St., Ste. C, 22408*

1 – 3 p.m.

Susan (540) 645-6042

Recovery in Motion

Saturdays

General Support Group

4701 Market St., Ste. C, 22408*

3 – 5 p.m.

Susan (540) 645-6042

Recovery in Motion

*In Goodwill Community Resource Center near Lee’s Hill Shopping Center in Spotsylvania, 2nd Floor