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MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES OF WNY

community support groups

Support groups play a vital role for many who live with mental illness. Support groups offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities and others who share similar life experiences.

Youth Suicide Loss Grief Support Group

For youth (ages 13-18) who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Tuesdays, second of each month 
6:30pm

Tosh Collins Community Center
35 Cazenovia St, Buffalo, NY 14210

For more information or to sign-up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email

Teen Support Groups

These groups are peer-led and offer a safe place for youth to connect, receive support as well as celebrate accomplishments and practice self-care skills in this new era of social distancing.

Teen Peer Support Group for ages 13-18
1st and 3rd Friday via Zoom and in-person
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Pilgrim – St. Luke’s
United Church of Christ
335 Richmond Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

To sign-up:
RSVP to peersupport@mhawny.org
or call 716-886-1242 x 345, or
Text 716-245-5339

20-Something Support Group

Twenty-something support group is open to youth ages 18-28. This strength-based and recovery-centered group provides validation and support to emerging adults facing mental health and/or substance use struggles.

20-Something Group for ages 18-28

Fridays, second & fourth of each month 
6:00pm-7:30pm 
via Zoom and in-person

Pilgrim – St. Luke’s
United Church of Christ
335 Richmond Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

For more information or to sign-up:
RSVP to peersupport@mhawny.org
or call 716-886-1242 x 345, or
Text 716-245-5339

Operation COM (Children of the Military)

An interactive program created to support our children of the military. Designed to establish positive coping skills to help children deal with the stresses of deployment, encourage them to express their feelings, strengthen their self-confidence, and have lots of fun!

OPCOM
For more information or to sign up:
RSVP to sapplin@mhawny.org
or call 716-886-1242 x 310

adult support groups

(ages 18 and up)

Writing & Well Being

This group is for adults with a mental health diagnosis interested in using writing in their mental health recovery.

Mondays at 1:00 pm via Zoom
Saturdays, first & third of each month at 10:00 am in-person

To sign-up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email with location information

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

This group meets online weekly to share stories, emotions, and skills to manage fear during these trying times.

Mondays at 6:00 pm via Zoom

To sign-up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

Mental Health Support Group

Tuesdays at 2:30 pm via Zoom
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via phone conference

To sign-up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

Suicide Loss Grief Support Group

For adults who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Tuesdays, second of each month
6:30 pm

Tosh Collins Community Center
35 Cazenovia St, Buffalo, NY 14210

For more information or to sign up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email

Survivors of Sexual Assault

First Wednesday & third Thursday of each month
5:30 pm

To sign-up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

Living with OCD

Thursdays, first & third of each month
1:00 pm

To sign-up:
RSVP to sreese@mhawny.org, or 716-886-1242 x 323
You will receive a confirmation email with location information

For more information on adult support groups, or to RSVP, contact Sophie Reese, sreese@mhawny.org or call 716-886-1242 x 323.

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