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Self-Help/Support Groups

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  • Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (21)
    PN-8100.6500-030

    Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-030

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were, themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers (paternal or maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, members of a child's tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family"), children cared for by relatives under a formal or informal kinship care arrangement and/or adults who, as children, were raised in foster or kinship care. Groups may also be structured for adoptees, siblings and/or birth parents who have been reunited; older kinship caregivers who have taken on an unexpected parenting role later in life; and people who have other kinship issues, e.g., grandparents and other relatives who have been denied access to a grandchild or other youngster due to a death or divorce in the child's family. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Adult Parental Loss Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000-030

    Adult Parental Loss Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-030

    Mutual support groups whose members are adults who have experienced the loss of a parent. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, and move through the bereavement process.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (25)
    PN-8100.0500-070

    Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-070

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from an alcohol use disorder.
  • Bereaved Child Support Groups (7)
    PN-8100.1000-080

    Bereaved Child Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-080

    Mutual support groups whose members are children and youth who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or other relative and need the emotional support of the group to alleviate feelings of isolation and a sense of responsibility for the loss. The groups may meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet.
  • Bereaved Parent Support Groups (13)
    PN-8100.1000-100

    Bereaved Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-100

    Mutual support groups whose members are parents who have experienced the loss of a child due to a miscarriage or stillbirth, or through illness or accident in infancy, during childhood or later in life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together. Included are groups for parents who have lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome, or whose children have been murdered.
  • Bereavement and Grief Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement and Grief Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced a loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce or separation and are trying to cope with their grief as a result. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups (36)
    PN-8100.1400

    Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

    PN-8100.1400

    Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.
  • Child Abuse Support Groups (10)
    PN-8100.0200-100

    Child Abuse Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-100

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in a persistent pattern of violence and/or neglect involving a child which may include abandonment, emotional abuse, emotional deprivation, physical abuse and corporal punishment that results in a traumatic condition, physical neglect and/or inadequate supervision and/or sexual abuse or exploitation. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; and may be structured for children who are victims of abuse, siblings, non-abusing parents or other adults living in the household, adults who were abused as children, parents who are involved in child abuse or fear they may abuse their children or others who are responsible for an abused child and are involved in the abuse.
  • Debt/Overspending Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-150

    Debt/Overspending Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-150

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have difficulty controlling their compulsion to spend money they do not have. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their addiction to shopping and come to terms with their indebtedness; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups (29)
    PN-8100.0200-180

    Domestic Violence Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in physical or emotional abuse by a spouse or other partner. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; and may be structured for victims of domestic violence, those responsible for battering them, or for adults or adolescents who as children were traumatized by witnessing violence in their homes.
  • Drug Use Disorder Support Groups (25)
    PN-8100.0500-180

    Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a disorder involving the use of drugs including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from a drug use disorder.
  • Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Support Groups (11)
    PN-8100.2000-235

    Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.2000-235

    Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of a drug use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in drug use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.2000-230

    Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.2000-230

    Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in excessive alcohol use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Gambling Addiction Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0500-250

    Gambling Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to gamble. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • General Bereavement and Grief Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000-250

    General Bereavement and Grief Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced a loss, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or separation. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; are open to anyone who has had a loss rather than structured for people with particular types of losses; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (151)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Homicide Survivors Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0200-295

    Homicide Survivors Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-295

    Mutual support groups whose members are families and friends of people who have been murdered who have been traumatized by the intrusion of law enforcement, the press and others into their grief and the realization that that someone has deliberately taken the life of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants overcome feelings of anger and pain so they can express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Infertility Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-200

    Infertility Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-200

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals and/or couples who are coping with infertility. Groups may address infertility in a general way or may be structured to deal the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term; infertility related to a specific cause such as endometriosis or DES; male factor infertility; stepparents or older couples dealing with infertility; in vitro fertilization, sperm/egg donation and other forms of assisted reproductive technology; or other specific issues. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, discuss important decisions regarding treatment and care or whether to adopt, learn new coping strategies, and come to terms with the stresses and emotions that are part of the infertility experience.
  • Internet Addiction Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0500-330

    Internet Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-330

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to spend time on the Internet. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction.
  • LGBTQ2+ Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-400

    LGBTQ2+ Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-400

    Mutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit or as part of other communities such as those in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Groups may also be structured for parents, children, heterosexual partners or other relatives or significant others. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Men's Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-500

    Men's Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-500

    Mutual support groups whose members are men who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other men in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (36)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Parent Support Groups (69)
    PN-8100.6500-650

    Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-650

    Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Pet Loss Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.1000-650

    Pet Loss Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-650

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who are grieving because they have lost a pet. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Postabortion Support Groups (5)
    PN-8100.6500-670

    Postabortion Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-670

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who are experiencing unresolved feelings including remorse, grief, guilt or anger as a result of having an abortion and want to talk about their physical and emotional issues in a supportive setting that enables them to benefit from the insights and companionship of others who have struggled with the same issue. Groups that have a religious context may stress prayer, Bible study and forgiveness as the path to healing. Others strive to provide a neutral, non-political, non-religious environment in which participants are free to discuss the abortion experience without fear of judgment or rejection. The groups may be open only to women who have had an abortion or may include their male partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and others whose lives have been impacted by an abortion. Some groups also include women who are considering an abortion. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Religion/Spirituality Related Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-700

    Religion/Spirituality Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-700

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who are questioning their religion or experiencing a loss of faith, willingly or unwillingly leaving a religion (particularly a fundamentalist one), converting to a new religion, or who have questions relating to religious or spiritual values; are having experiences such as visions or near-death experiences which they are having difficulty interpreting and integrating; or are clergymen or women or others who are losing their religious vocation and want to leave their order. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes and resolve any ambivalence they may have as they begin a new life.
  • Separation/Divorce Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.6500-750

    Separation/Divorce Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-750

    Mutual support groups whose members are adults and/or children who are experiencing the trauma of a divorce or a broken relationship. The groups provide an opportunity for participants to understand their relationships past and present; work through feelings of grief, loss, rejection, guilt and other emotions related to their experience; and gain a sense of their own identity. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups (29)
    PN-8100.0200-800

    Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced incest as a child, their spouses or partners, other family members and friends. The groups provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants recover from their ordeal and may be structured specifically for male and female sexual assault survivors; individuals who have been sexually abused by physicians, therapists, religious authority figures or other trusted individuals; or male and/or female adults and teens who experienced incest or were sexually exploited as children. Groups may also be offered for perpetrators of sexual assault, child molestation or other sex crimes. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0500-800

    Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsive sexual behavior and/or emotional attachments, and spouses, partners or other family members who are involved in relationships with individuals exhibiting this type of behavior. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants avoid destructive sexual behavior and achieve sexual sobriety; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Smoking Addiction Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-830

    Smoking Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-830

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who wish to recover from their dependence on nicotine and give up cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or other substances containing nicotine. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Suicide Survivors Support Groups (9)
    PN-8100.1000-800

    Suicide Survivors Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are families and friends of people who have attempted to commit or have committed suicide. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants overcome feelings of helplessness and responsibility for the actions of the individual so they can express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Weight Related Support Groups (12)
    PN-8100.0500-900

    Weight Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a problem with compulsive eating, who eat the wrong foods or are people who are overweight and are using the group to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, and accept themselves as they are. Also included are groups that are structured specifically for or accept people who have a diagnosed eating disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; offer weight loss or weight gain support only, no special diets; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Widow/Widower Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.1000-900

    Widow/Widower Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are husbands, wives or other individuals who have experienced the loss of their marriage partner or significant other. Groups may also be structured for the surviving spouses of people in law enforcement, the military or other specific high-risk professions. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, and move through the bereavement process. The groups also help members put their lives back together by providing practical information about legal issues, financial arrangements and other responsibilities of daily living.
  • Women's Support Groups (5)
    PN-8100.4500-900

    Women's Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other women in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Youth/Student Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.4500-950

    Youth/Student Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-950

    Mutual support groups whose members are young people, including students, who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other youth in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.