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Helping the Helpers
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A Patient's Bill of Rights
Parenting Skills Group
Women to Women: A Support
HIV+ Senior Men's Suppor
UC Davis MC Patient Suppo
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Tips to Help a Grieving
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Elma Wolf Cancer Resource
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NAMI Sacramento Support Groups
Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento, Inc. Sharing Group [local]
 Format 1:Grieving persons only.
 When:2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of each month, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 Format 2:Educational meetings open to the public
 When:1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 Where:Sutter Center for Psychiatry (see map)
7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
 Contact:(916) 557-5882
NAMI Support Group for Military Veterans
 For:Support group for Veterans living with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or other mental health challenges. 
 When:Every Sunday evening, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Heritage Oaks Hospital, 4300 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento

 Contact:NAMI Sacramento Office at (916) 364-1642
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Meeting [local]
 For:Adults with ADHD or parents who have a child with ADHD.
 When:1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(See CHADD to confirm dates.)
 Format:First hour: guest speaker. Second hour: break out support groups on various topics.
 Where:Sutter Center for Psychiatry (see map)
7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
 Contact:(888) 759-9758 or CHADD.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Support Group [national]
 For:People dealing with their own or a family member's depression, bipolar and other mood disorders.
 When:2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 Where:Sutter Center for Psychiatry (see map)
7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
 Contact:Andrea Hillerman: (916) 875-4710
Marilyn Hillerman: (916) 875-4710
Tina and Terry Imai: (916) 686-7063
Emotions Anonymous [national]
 For:People working toward recovery from emotional difficulties.
 Contact:(916) 366-0699 or
 When:Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
 Where:Wellness Center
3815 Marconi Ave., Sacramento
 When:Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
 Where:Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1615 Morse Ave., Sacramento
Meet in the choir room      
 When:Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. 
 Where:Parkside Community Church
5700 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento
 When:Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
 Where:Sierra Arden Church of Christ
890 Morse Ave (at Northrup)
Friends for Survival, Inc. Support Group [national]
 For:Anyone who has survived the loss of a loved one by suicide.
 When:3 meetings per month
 Contact:Marilyn Koenig
(916) 392-0664
(800) 646-7322
NAMI Sacramento – Connection Recovery Support Group [national]
 For:People dealing with their own mental illness, regardless of the diagnosis.
For more information on this program, see NAMI Connection.
 When:every Sunday evening, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
 Where:Sutter Center for Psychiatry (see map)
7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
 Contact:Coordinator: Joe Teixeira at (916) 425-9855
NAMI Sacramento – Family Support Group [national]
 For:People dealing with a family member's mental illness.
 When:2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
 Where:Heritage Oaks
4300 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento CA 95841 (see map)
 Contact:Facilitator:  Pat Pavone (916) 397-7831
 When:4th Wednesday of each month, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
 Where:Sierra Vista Hospital
8001 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove CA (see map)
 Contact:Facilitator:  Caroline Caton (916) 204-4512
 When:2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
NOTE: Meeting on Oct 11, 2012 will be 5:00-6:30 p.m.
 Where:El Dorado Hills Raley's
3935 Park Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Event Center - Aisle 16 (back of store).
 Contact:Facilitators: Jackie Gutierrez (530) 626-7939 or
Jannell Clanton (530) 676-2616
OCD Kids Sacramento – Family Support Group [local]
 For:Kids 18 and under with OCD and their families.
 When:First Sunday of every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)
2:00 PM to 4:00 p.m.
 Where:Kaiser Permanente Point West Clinic
1650 Response Road, Conference Room #1
Sacramento, CA 95815 (see map)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group [local]
 For:People coping with their own or a family member's obsessive-compulsive illness.
 When:every Monday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 Where:Sutter Center for Psychiatry (see map)
7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
 Contact:Jim: (916) 223-6541
Steve: (916) 456-8239
Recovery International Support Group [national]
 For:People diagnosed with mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, and personality disorders, as well as people who have not been diagnosed, but who are having difficulty dealing with the problems of everyday life.
 When:Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
 Where:Click here for location information
 Contact:(916) 483-5616
Sacramento Borderline Personality Disorder Non-BP Support Group [local]
 For:People who have a family member or friend who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.
 When:to be announced
 Where:to be announced
 Contact:Lee Gassaway: (916) 421-7354
Sacramento Self Injury Group[local]
 For:Support group for adult self-injurers meeting in Elk Grove.
 When:See web site for more information.
 Where:See web site for more information.
Sacramento Bipolar Support Group - Balanced
 For:The support group is designed for people with bipolar disorder who want practical tools to improve their life. We also welcome family and friends who want to learn about bipolar disorder.
 When:Every Wednesday - 7pm to 8:30pm
 Where:Trinity Lutheran Church - 1500 27th Street
 Contact:Joe Long - 916-834-0004 Groups [local]
  You may find other informal groups that keep their own schedules at Search for a diagnosis to find a group of people that share your interests.


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