Our 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 the first week of each month.

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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.

  • October: Bullying Prevention and the SEL Coach Program – register
  • November: Safety Planning, Access to Lethal Means, and Supporting Your Child Through Crisis – register
  • December: Coping with Holiday Sadness – register
 

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View the full list of Crisis Nursery resources.

Crisis Nursery 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

 

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View the full list of NAMI resources.

NAMI Online Family Support Groups, virtual

October 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm CDT Registration (Thursdays)
October 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm CDT Registration (Mondays)
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, please register below to receive the Zoom meeting link.

“The Connect” Hour – Online – NAMI St. Louis

October 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT Registration
Recurring Event – An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 31, 2022
A free, peer-led group for Black/African American men, ages 18+, who have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. The group is led by trained leaders who’ve been there. 

Online Basics Support Group, virtual

October 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm CDT Recurring Event (See all) Registration
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.

In-Person Family-to-Family Educational Course, in-person

Start date: September 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm CDT End date: November 10, 2022. Registration
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. Location: The Spirit Church, *Adult classroom, 915 Northwest Plaza, St. Ann , MO 63074

 

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October 25 @ 7:00 p.m. 
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

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October 6, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m.
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
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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