crisis information

The following groups are free and open to any adult who could benefit from the support and education they provide. *PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 SOME MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY CHANGED.

Why Join a Support Group?

Support groups are a great opportunity to connect with others dealing with similar situations in life sharing stories, perspectives, inspiration, and empathy. Emotional support from peers as well as trained leaders can be a very effective way to help with recovery, support those with mental illness, learn other's perspectives on common human challenges, and develop healthy emotional connection. We often think we are the only ones with our struggles, but coming together with others can remind us that we are not alone.

MHA Sponsored Support Groups

Suicide Loss Support Group

Location: St. Luke United Methodist Church
623 Ontario Ave. Sheboygan

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Meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. The Suicide Loss Support Group is a peer-led, facilitated support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. (Recommend 16 years of age and older.) Join to share, listen, or simply be among others who understand your feelings and have shared a common tragedy. There are no judgments.

Location:  St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sheboygan-Enter off Niagara Ave. Parking Lot.  Entrance under the St. Luke sign in the parking lot.  Located in Fellowship Hall-upstairs upon entering the building.  This facility is handicap accessible. 

Compassionate Parents

Location: Open Door Drop-in Center
817 N. 8th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081

Compassionate Parents Grief Support Group MHA in Sheboygan County

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. If you are grieving the death of your child, we invite you to join us for friendship, understanding, support, and a listening ear.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
428 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081

NOT CURRENTLY MEETING due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned or contact us to find out more about future schedule.

Specifically for grandparents raising their grandchildren, this group hopes to provide discussion and support for the unique experiences faced by grandparents in the parenting role.

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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

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MHA National online mental health support group and discussion community CLICK HERE

LOCAL

There are additional local community support groups available for differing concerns, topics and circumstances throughout the county. Please search our Sheboygan County Community Mental Health Directory for additional assistance.

Support Group Facilitator Training Program

Are you currently running a support group? Are you interested in leading a peer led support group? Join us for a webinar and live discussion on support group facilitation exploring the various roles of the peer group facilitator. Topics discussed include:

  1. Creating a safe atmosphere in which people feel secure enough to open up about their thoughts
  2. Empower people to speak and share their thoughts and opinions
  3. Group agreements about the basic rules or format of the group
  4. Facilitation skills
  5. Conflict resolution and working successfully with disruptive members
  6. Problem solving
  7. Boundaries
  8. Confidentiality
  9. Effective communication
  10. Facilitator self-care
  11. Handling crisis situations
  12. Following up with members who stop attending

Webinars happen sporadically throughout the year. Please contact us below filling out the message section expressing interest in the MHA Facilitator Training Program.