City Wide Support Groups

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Northeast Philadelphia (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) meets every Wednesday, from 5:45–7:45 p.m. at PATH, 8220 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, 19152. Family members and individuals with mental illness typically meet at the same time in different groups. Email Caryn Kuhner at kuhner@gmail.com or call her at 267-343-7558 for more information.
DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) HUP Support Group (Hospital of the U of PA) meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Please contact Denis and Fran Hazam at FHazam@mhasp.org or 215-545-0403 for more information. Meets at the First Floor of Founders Building, in the McCurdy Conference Room. You can get directions at the main desk on the ground floor.
Educational Support Group for Family and Friends of Persons with Hoarding Behaviors, meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Belmont Hospital, 4200 Monument Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19131. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free for everyone. Registration is preferred but not required. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
Educational Support Group for Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings of People with Mental Health Disorders meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road (Room 139), Philadelphia PA 19131. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free for everyone. Registration is preferred but not required. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
Educational Support Group for Family Members & Friends of People with Traits of Borderline Personality Disorder meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road (Room 139), Philadelphia PA 19131. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free for everyone. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
Morning Family and Friends Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – noon at 1211 Chestnut Street (11th Floor Conference Room), Philadelphia, PA 19107. This is a group sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP). The group consists of a discussion topic followed by a support group. Registration is preferred but not required. Free for everyone. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
NAMI Philadelphia offers a Family Support Group Program on the second Saturday of the month. It will be held from 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Church 22nd and Spruce Street, Philadelphia. For more information, contact NAMI Philadelphia Facilitators Lynn Czarniecki Ph: 908-217-6365 Revlynn22@gmail.com, Vicki Hunt Ph: 321-961-9064 Lovn_hart@hotmail.com.
The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, each second Wednesday 7-8 pm. Methodist Hospital- Jefferson, 2301 South Broad Street. Have you lost someone to suicide? We're here to help. The survivors of suicide loss support group is open to anyone 18 or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide.


Support Groups for Individuals with Mental Illness

Borderline Personality Disorder Group meets twice a month at Belmont Center in Philadelphia. For more info contact Talya (ta-LEE-uh) Lewis at bpdsupport@comcast.net or (267) 357-5565.
DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Northeast Philadelphia (formerly Friends for Friends) meets every Wednesday, from 5:45–7:45 p.m. at PATH, 8220 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, 19152. Family members and individuals with mental illness typically meet at the same time in different groups. Email Caryn Kuhner at kuhner@gmail.com or call her at 267-343-7558 for more information.
DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) HUP Support Group (Hospital of the U of PA) meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Please contact Denis and Fran Hazam at FHazam@mhasp.org or 215-545-0407 for more information.
NAMI Connections is a recovery support program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. It is run by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves. Meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11a.m. and last for 90 minutes. Meetings are held at the NAMI Philadelphia office at 520 North Delaware Ave, 7th Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Ph: 267-687-4381 or email Carly Hester at chester@pmhcc.org.
Pink & Blues Philadelphia is a free peer-run recovery & wellness support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults living with mental health conditions. The group meets every Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. at The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany Blue Room, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Contact Mark A. Davis at 215-627-0424 or madpride@ymail.com.


Local Online Support Group

Free Online Support Group for Parents with Mental Health Challenges meets every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  This is an opportunity for parents with psychiatric disabilities to connect with other parents and enjoy a community of support.  Topics of discussion may include parenting, stigma, recovery, peer support, wellness resources, health care reform, etc.  To join the support group, call 888-601-3515 or go to www.uberconference.com/childandfamily.  Please contact Child and Family Connections with questions at 267-368-7772 or info@childfamilyconnections.org.





NAMI Family Support Group

- For family members/loved ones of someone living with a mental illness.
- Meets four times a month throughout the county.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

Free of cost to participantsDesigned for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illnessLed by family members of individuals living with mental illnessMeets weekly or monthlyNo specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommendedConfidential

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn now to identify local resources and how to use them.

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