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NAMI Connection Support Group: African-American

This is a free, peer-led support group for any adult (18+) in the African-American community who is living with a mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experience...

Thursday, Jun 20 | 06:00pm CDT
Free
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NAMI Minnesota
Hosted By
Ishaq L.
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Depression
DBSA Black Community Peer Support Groups

DBSA has developed and nurtured the formation of online peer support groups specifically for Black individuals living with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder. The groups, led by a Black ...

Thursday, Jun 20 | 07:00pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Ashley S.
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South Dakota Huntington's Disease Group

A group for all affected patients and caregivers living with Huntington's Disease in South Dakota or surrounding area.

Thursday, Jun 20 | 08:00pm EDT
Free
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Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)
Hosted By
Kristine S.
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Depression
DBSA Online Support Group

The primary participants in this group are people diagnosed with a mood disorder and those who believe they may have a mood disorder.

Thursday, Jun 20 | 07:00pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Michelle H.
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Addiction
Navigating My Loved One’s Substance Use/Recovery Group

This meeting is a space where people can learn how to best support other person who is using substances and/or is in recovery. We focus on practical skills, resources, and new ways of thinking to help empower lov...

Thursday, Jun 20 | 09:30pm EDT
Free
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YRCT
Hosted By
Vanessa S.
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Depression
Get It Done When You're Depressed Support Group - Write Yourself a Letter
HeyPeers Certified Meeting

This series of meetings are designed to help you move on with life, even when you’re depressed. Each meeting is a mixture of a drop-in support group and a book club based on Julie A. Fast and Dr. John Preston’s b...

Friday, Jun 21 | 12:00pm EDT
$9.99
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Welcome to HeyPeers Certified Meetings!
Hosted By
Corey J.
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Caregiver
Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Caregiver Support Group (Complex Medical Issues)

Welcome to the Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Caregiver Support Group (special focus complex medical issues). I am Lianne and I will be facilitating this support group. Our sessions are hosted by the HeyPee...

Friday, Jun 21 | 10:00am PDT
Free
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Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Hosted By
Lianne C.
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General
Poetry Corner

This is a peer-run poetry group where we can come together to share and heal through the spoken word. Write a poem! Recite a favorite poet’s poem! The possibilities are limitless!

Friday, Jun 21 | 10:00am PDT
Free
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Project Return Peer Support Network
Hosted By
Kevin T.
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General
Facing Your Phobias

We welcome you to a safe and comforting space to face your Phobias with no judgement.

Friday, Jun 21 | 11:00am PDT
Free
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Project Return Peer Support Network
Hosted By
Toni Lynn W.
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Fraud
ROMANCE SCAM - AARP Fraud Watch Network VOA | ReST Program

AARP Fraud Watch Network VOA | ReST Program is online and confidential. Small peer groups are led in discussion by one or more trained peer facilitators to help you reestablish trust, integrate your experience, a...

Friday, Jun 21 | 02:00pm EDT
Free
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AARP Fraud Watch Network VOA | ReST Program
Hosted By
Michele B.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Why Join a Support Group?

Support groups offer a unique opportunity to connect with others who share similar experiences. They help reduce isolation and loneliness, provide a sense of community, and offer practical advice and support. Here are some key benefits of joining a support group:

  • Shared Experiences: Find comfort in knowing you are not alone in your struggles.
  • Emotional Support: Receive and provide encouragement and empathy.
  • Practical Advice: Gain insights and tips from others who have faced similar challenges.
  • Personal Growth: Enhance your coping skills and resilience.

Who Should Use Support Groups?

Support groups are open to anyone looking for support. They often focus on specific topics such as depression, anxiety, family issues, or grief. It's important to find a group that feels right for you. If the first group you join doesn't meet your needs, don't hesitate to try another one.


Why use HeyPeers for Support Groups?

At HeyPeers, we provide a platform where multiple organizations offer a wide range of support groups. Many of these groups are offered for free by non-profits dedicated to supporting your mental health and well-being. Additionally, we feature HeyPeers-certified meetings conducted by verified certified peer specialists and independent peer specialists who offer their services via our platform. If you are feeling overwhelmed or isolated, our platform provides the support you need to empower yourself and take control of your mental health.

One of the biggest reasons HeyPeers stands out is that only certified peer specialists can lead support groups on our platform. This ensures better quality of support and follows the right protocols to make sure the support group is a safe place. Unlike random peer-led support groups, our certified specialists are trained to provide proper guidance without suggesting potentially harmful medications or practices.


Is HeyPeers a Safe Place for Mental Health Issues?

Yes, HeyPeers is designed to be a safe and supportive environment for addressing mental health issues. On HeyPeers, support groups can be joined anonymously, allowing you to participate without revealing your identity. We also have mechanisms in place to stop any inappropriate behavior, ensuring that the support group remains a safe and respectful space for all participants. Our certified peer specialists are trained to provide proper guidance and follow protocols that promote safety and well-being in every session.


Types of Support Groups Available on HeyPeers

  • Free Support Groups: Offered by various non-profit organizations, these groups cover a range of topics and provide free access to support.
  • HeyPeers-Certified Meetings: Conducted by verified certified peer specialists, these paid meetings ensure high-quality, professional support.
  • Independent Peer Specialists: Individual peer specialists offering personalized support services through our platform. These specialists provide one-on-one sessions and create specific topics for personalized meetings. Users can register for these paid services to receive targeted support.
  • Team-Led Groups: Some organizations offer team-led groups with more than one group leader, providing diverse perspectives and enhanced support.

Can I Access Support Groups Online?

Yes, HeyPeers offers online support groups, allowing you to connect with others from the comfort of your home. Our online communities and discussion boards provide additional ways to stay connected and supported, especially if local groups are not available.


What Topics Do HeyPeers Support Groups Cover?

HeyPeers provides a platform for various organizations to offer support groups covering a wide range of topics to address diverse mental health and well-being needs. In addition to HeyPeers-certified support groups, our platform hosts groups focused on: