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Support Groups

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.

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Your local Mental Health Association is an excellent resource to assist you in finding support groups in your area.

Advocacy Organizations

The following four advocacy organizations can help you connect with a local support group:

NAMI - California
1010 Hurley Way, Ste 195
Sacramento, CA 95825-3218

United Advocates for Children of California
P.O. Box 8900
Emeryville, CA 94662
(510) 547-8754

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:

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