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The following groups are free and open to any adult who could benefit from the support and education they provide.

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: WIRCO - Bridge Recovery Center at 730 Erie Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081
Last Monday of Month 6:30PM

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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.

Last Monday of the month at 6:30PM
LOCATION:  WIRCO (Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization) Bridge Recovery Center. 730 Erie Ave. Sheboygan (located near Fountain Park off 8th St. downtown). Parking on street or in back lot. 

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Compassionate Parents Support Group

Location: OPEN DOOR 817 N. 8th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081
2nd Monday of Month 6:30PM

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If you are grieving the death of your child, we invite you to join us for friendship, understanding, support, and a listening ear.

2nd Monday of the month at 6:30PM
LOCATION:  The Open Door Drop-in Center through VistaCare - 817 N. 8th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081 

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Lemonade - Grieving Hearts Widows' Support Group

1st Monday of Month 6:00-7:30PM

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Grief is a reaction to loss. The way we experience grief is very individual and the way women experience grief compared to men can often be very different. There are no lateral stages to grief. We move by the minute or day or week in and out of stages of grief. There is no timetable to grief.

This support group is intended to provide a safe environment for women to share their grief without judgment. Join to share, listen, ask questions or simply to be amongst others who understand your feelings.

It may be inconceivable to imagine a life where you are able to make Lemonade again. If we can recognize “Grief as a glass of sour and sweet”, then together, we can help heal and rebuild our lives with hope.

1st Monday of month 6PM-7:30PM

LOCATION: virtually through ZOOM
Visit to sign up and receive ZOOM link.

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THRIVE - Women's Chronic Pain Support Group

2nd Monday of Month 6:30PM

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Providing a safe place to make connections with others who have shared experiences with chronic pain. Peer support can increase hope, give perspective, and provide a sense of belonging. This group is a place to find understanding, acceptance and validation. We show support for each other through: confidentiality, mutuality, compassion, active listening, presence, and respect for all.

2nd Monday of month 6:30PM

Women learning to PACE their life and THRIVE:

Have a flare plan
Invest in Self
Voice your needs

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LOCATION: virtually through ZOOM
Visit to sign up and receive ZOOM link.

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Here Comes the Sun - Caregiver Support Group

Location: MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY - ROCCO ROOM 710 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Last Monday of the Month 5:30-7PM

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This group offers support and connection for caregivers of adult children with mental illness. Led by a peer support parent, this group provides a listening non-judgmental ear as well as resources, support, and understanding.

Last Monday of month 5:30PM-7PM

LOCATION: Mead Public Library - Rocco Room
Visit to sign up. Drop-ins allowed.

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MHA National online mental health support group and discussion community HERE. Find additional national support groups HERE.


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. Webinars happen sporadically throughout the year. Please click below for flyer or CONTACT US for more information.