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Mental Health Support Groups

Crawford County Mental Health Education & Support Groups

CHAPS offers a wide array of different Mental Health Support Groups that help to support various communities in Meadville.

NAMI Connections Peer Support: focuses on peers advocating recovery through empowerment, it is: 

Every Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m.

  • A free self-help group
  • Open to anyone who identifies as a mental health consumer seeking support
  • Offered without required membership

Hope Champions: S & P Support Group:

Every Wednesday 11:00- 12:00 p.m.

  • A free self-help group for people living with schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness
  • Helps restore dignity and a sense of purpose for people working toward recovery
  • Offers fellowship, positive support and companionship in order to achieve good mental health
  • Helps improve our own attitudes about our lives and illnesses

Young Adult Peer Support:

Every Wednesday 2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • A support group designed for individuals with mental illness transitioning from youth to adulthood
  • Peer support for individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 years
  • Provides support, hope and encouragement for young adults beginning an independent life
  • Promotes mutual acceptance, understanding, self-discovery and self-advocacy with peers.

Nami Family Support Group:

Every Tuesday 5:00-6:00PM

  • Provide Support and education to caregivers of an individual diagnosed with mental illness
  • Provide opportunity to find solidarity with others who have encountered similar experiences with illness and support services
  •  Promote discussion and education about how to keep oneself mentally and physically healthy
  • Teach problem-solving skills to navigate the mental health system and resources to navigate recovery
  • Develop skills to leave you better equipped to deal with the complex situations caused by a mental illness

Each program takes place at CHAPS (944 Liberty Street Meadville PA) in the 3rd floor conference room at the specified times.

Amanda Marcum