How do I find a support group in my community?
Many people find peer support a helpful tool that can aid in their recovery. There are a variety of organizations that offer support groups for consumers, their family members and friends. Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional.
Your local Mental Health Association is an excellent resource to assist you in finding support groups in your area.
The following four advocacy organizations can help you connect with a local support group:
NAMI - California
United Advocates for Children of California
The following organizations also provide support group referrals:
The American Self-Help Clearinghouse and the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse maintain listings of support groups on a broad range of mental health topics.
Specialized support group resources include: