OLocal service providers offer support groups, training classes, and other opportunities to learn about mental health conditions and resources in the community. This page is updated frequently.

 

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Suicidal Thoughts and Survivor supports

Family Support Services

Adult Survivors of Suicide Support Group
The Survivors of Suicide Support Group is an open, peer-facilitated group for adults (age 18 and above) who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets from 6:45-8pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month virtually and 3rd Wednesday of the month in-person (face masks required) at the CHADS Office in South County. For more information about this group or for the link to virtual meetings, please call Kellen Wolters at 309.750.3116.

All In Conversations

ALL IN Conversations are live podcasts where we have real conversations about youth mental health, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA, trauma, triggers, and more. They are an open forum covering a variety of questions and topics that come from attendees in each session. ALL IN Conversations allows community members a place to learn and have open-ended conversations around youth mental health and how provide support. For more information contact Colleen Pace, Program Director, colleenp@chadscoalition.org.

  • May – Mental Health Awareness Month
  • June – Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

 


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Crisis services

Parenting Support & Education Groups

To connect or register, call and leave message with a good call back number 636.940.0742. 

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s unique Family Empowerment Program [FEP] provides individualized support to help families move beyond crisis into stability. Family Empowerment services are available to families in their homes or at 10 Community Family Empowerment Centers, located in communities across St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, East St. Louis, and St. Charles County. These services are available free of charge for any families in the community with children under age 13. 
  • Parenting Support, Tuesdays 11am, Virtual
    Offers education and coaching around developmental milestones, positive behavior management strategies, and effective stress management to help families thrive.
  • Parent Education Groups, Wednesdays 10am, Virtual
    Parenting groups are available for families working individually with a Family Empowerment professional, or for those who just wish to connect with other parents and learn new skills in a group setting.
  • Anger Management Skills for Parents, Thursdays 10 am, Virtual

View the full list of Crisis Nursery resources.

 


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Mental Health Education 

Online Family Support Groups, virtual

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. Registration is required.

Online Basics Support Group, virtual

NAMI Basics Support Group is a peer-led support group for parents, caregivers, and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. Registration required, please register below.
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.

View the full list of NAMI resources.

 


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PFLAG Greater St. Louis offers monthly peer support meetings for members of the St. Louis area community. Whether you’re an LGBTQ+ person who is “coming out” to your family and friends OR a parent who has just learned that your child identifies as LGBTQ+ or is questioning, PFLAG Greater St. Louis is here for you. Email pflagstl@gmail.com for more information.

Meetings provide a safe, confidential space for individuals to discuss topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG Greater St. Louis’ support group can help you understand and navigate the wonderful world that is the LGBTQ+ community. Additional meetings are available in virtually in Ferguson and in-person in Mid-County.

St. Charles Support Group
4th Tuesday @ at 7:00 PM
Youth in Need Administration Building
1815 Boone’s Lick Rd
St. Charles, MO 63301

The Queer and Trans Wellness Clinic @ SLU provides financially accessible, culturally-attuned therapeutic care for the LGBTQIA+ community and their families of Missouri. Services are provided by graduate mental health students in couple and family therapy, clinical psychology, and social work who are under the clinical supervision of Dr. Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D., LMFT. 
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Couple Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Telehealth/Teletherapy

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Gender Identity

TransParent is dedicated to providing connection and support resources to parents and caregivers of transgender and gender-independent children of any age.
Meets: 1st Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: virtual; link provided after registering
For more info, email stcharles.mo@transparentusa.org

 Transparent Francis Howell SD (St. Charles)
Please note: These meetings are open only to parents and caregivers with children in the Francis Howell School District.
Meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month
Francis Howell North Learning Commons (Library)
2549 Hackman Road
St. Charles, MO 63303
Please contact the chapter leader to confirm date and location. fhsdparents.mo@transparentusa.org
 

 


 

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PreventEd programs equip young people with the knowledge to change their attitudes and behaviors towards substances. Services include prevention programs for K-12 students and the community, counseling, professional development, and advocacy. Programs include Youth Mental Health First Aid and Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Administration Training. View their list of  events and access the PreventEd Podcast.