PEER-LED SUPPORT GROUPS FOR

Individuals Living with Mental Illness

 
 
Resilience is a skill. Building it takes time. Having supportive relationships is an important foundation.
 IMAGE NAMI GREATER MILWAUKEE RESiLiENCE

NAMI Connection Mutual Support Group

Recovery is a decision to meet the challenge of disability… to lead a hopeful life and to make a contribution in spite of the limitations imposed.
— Patricia Deegan

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led, weekly support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. No Registration Required.

All groups are confidential. Participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support.

Group Setting:

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes

  • Is offered free of charge

  • Follows a flexible structure without an educational format

  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies

NAMI Greater Milwaukee
3200 S. 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Saturdays
10:00 – 11:30 AM

414-344-0447
help@namigrm.org


 
After 25 years of practice and research, I am more convinced than ever that recovery from mental illness is possible for many more than previously believed. I believe that much of the chronicity in mental illness is due to the way the mental health system and society treat mental illness and not the nature of the illness itself.
— William Anthony, MD.
 

NAMI Support Groups in the Greater Milwaukee Area

NAMI Waukesha Peer Support Group (Peer led)

Peer-led support group for individuals living with mental health concerns.

NAMI Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 411
Waukesha, WI 53186

1st & 3rd Thursday of Every Month
7:00 – 9:00 PM

262-254-8886

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NAMI Waukesha Co. Mental (Peer led)

Health Center Peer Support Group
1501 Airport Rd
Waukesha, WI 53188

Down the hall from the Multipurpose Room

4th Wednesday of the month
(Except June, July & December)

6:30 – 8:00 PM


 
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that affect thinking, emotions and complex behaviors. They vary in effect from moderate to severe.
 

Support Groups in the Greater Milwaukee Area

Adult Asperger's Support Group (Peer-run)

Independence First
540 S. 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

MEETING: 12/13/18
6:00 – 8:00 PM

REGISTER:
414-226-8379 (Peter Lucas)
plucas@independencefirst.org

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Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Website includes info and self-tests for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Social Anxiety Disorder and specific phobias.

240-485-1001
adaa.org
AnxietyConnection.com

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The Care Connection (Peer & professional facilitators)

At each meeting everyone benefits from hearing about the experiences, challenges and successes of both groups during a combined session. The meeting then splits into three separate groups: Peers (those with lived experience of mental illness); Young Adult Peers; Family and Friends. This format provides everyone with a confidential, safe environment in which to discuss the difficult issues they face and develop ways to cope with them.

St. William Church (Vercelli House)
440 N. Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188

Tuesdays
6:30 – 8:30 PM

For more information please call (262) 547-2763

thecareconnection.org

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) (Peer facilitator)

Independence First
540 S. 1st St

2nd and 4th Monday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 PM

414-255-8536 (Franny)
dbsagrm@aol.com
dbsamilwaukee.org

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Depression-Bipolar Group (DBSA) (Peer facilitator)

W156 N8181 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Mondays
7:00 – 8:30 PM

414-313-7196

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Depression-Bipolar Group (DBSA) (Peer facilitator)
Watertown Senior & Community Center
514 S 1st St
Watertown, WI 53094

1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of the month
3:30 – 5:00 PM

414-964-2586 (Roseann)

Family members welcome

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Domestic Violence Support Group

Germania Building
135 W. Wells St., 4th floor
Milwaukee, WI 53203

414.276.1911

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Double Trouble/Dual Diagnosis (Peer facilitator)

Family members welcome

Pass It On Club
6229 W. Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53220

Tuesdays
7:30 PM

414-541-6923

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Dual Diagnosis (Peer facilitator)

Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center
54th & National, Bldg. 123/Rm D111

Thursdays
5:30 PM

414-384-2000, ext 42170 (Anthony)

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Faith in Recovery (Peer & professional facilitators)

Spirituality-based group for persons with mental health issues. Family members welcome.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
9455 W. Watertown Plank Rd

4th Tuesday of the month
Room 1070
12:15 – 1:00 PM

Sign in at reception desk
Snacks served
Discussion topic different each month

414-257-7221 (Ray)
raymond.gurney@milwcnty.com

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Huntington Disease (Professional facilitator)

Froedtert Hospital West Clinic
Conference Rm. AB

3rd Saturday of the month
10:30 AM – Noon

414-257-9499 (Jean)
hdsawi.org

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Living Through Loss Grief Support Group

Aurora West Allis Memorial Medical Center

8901 W. Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227

Mornings from
10:00 – 11:30 AM

414-328-7524 (Colleen)
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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Call for location(s)

Milwaukee, WI 53203

414-469-5330

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Overeaters Anonymous

12-step recovery group

414-259-0640 for meeting times and locations

oa.org

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Parauresis (Shy Bladder) Support Group (Peer led)

A support group affiliated with the International Paruresis Association; meets monthly in the Greater Milwaukee area for individuals who suffer from the inability to urinate in the presence of others.

drk9003@gmail.com (Dave)

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Safe Harbor Ministry Peer Support Day Group

Hales Corners Lutheran Church
12300 W. Janesville Rd
Room 144
Hales Corners

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
10:00 AM – Noon

Ushers’ Room

414-529-6700
safeharbor@hcl.org
hcl.org

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Safe Harbor Ministry Peer Support Night Group

Hales Corners Lutheran Church
12300 W. Janesville Rd
Hales Corners

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
6:30 – 8:00 PM

Ushers’ Room

414-529-6700
safeharbor@hcl.org
hcl.org

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Schizophrenics Anonymous and other related disorders (Professional Peer facilitator)

You are not alone. Self-help Support Group
Free of charge, open to the community, facilitated by two Certified Peer Specialists

Our Space, Inc.
1527 W. National Ave
Community Room 1R

4th Friday of the month
6:00 – 8:00 PM

414-383-8921 for more information (press Zero for the operator)

ourspaceinc.org

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Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Support Group (Professional facilitator)

Racine Friendship Clubhouse

2000 17th St
Racine, WI 53403

2nd Monday of the month
10:30 AM

262-637-0582 (Linda)

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Sexual Assault/Abuse Support Groups

Only for survivors of sexual trauma

The Healing Center
130 W Bruce St, #400
Milwaukee, WI 53204

414-671-4325 for more information
TTY: 414-672-3301

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Twelve-Step Groups at Aurora

Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
1220 Dewey Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

414-454-6600

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Women Empowered

Women's peer-led support group

1st Sat. of the month
12:00 – 12:30 PM

NAMI Greater Milwaukee
3200 S. Third St., Ste 6

elizabethbouie785@gmail.com
414.439.5330 (Liz)