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Eating disorder
Eating Disorder Peer Support Group

Join our supportive community of individuals navigating eating disorders, body image, and body grief. Led by a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, our Peer Sup...

Saturday, Jun 15 | 05:00pm CDT
$3.99
Hosted By
Jenn J.
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General
Family Support Group-Loved One Living w/Mental Health Challenges

Confidential. Listen, Support and Resources. I have 7 years experience as a Peer Support Specialist & Family Support Specialist most of which was for NAMI San Diego. I’ve worked in both a county psychiatric hosp...

Saturday, Jun 15 | 06:00pm PDT
Free
Hosted By
Tammy B.
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Bipolar
Sunday Sunrise Bipolar Support Group

Bipolar Support: Sunday Sunrise starts the week off right with others that understand the challenges that exist with bipolar disorder. Spend an hour with a limited number of people in a safe and confidential spac...

Sunday, Jun 16 | 09:00am EDT
$5.99
Hosted By
Lori H.
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General
Journaling with Writing Prompts

Using prompts to journal your way through your mental health.

Sunday, Jun 16 | 09:00am PDT
Free
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Project Return Peer Support Network
Hosted By
Kimberly B.
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Chronic illness
Creativity and Chronic Illness Support Group

The Creativity and Chronic Illness Support Group is a peer support group which offers the opportunity to use creative strategies for coping with chronic illness. No artistic talent is necessary and only a pen or ...

Sunday, Jun 16 | 10:00am PDT
Free
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Center for Chronic Illness
Hosted By
Mage C.
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Depression
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group

The primary participants in this group are family members or friends of individuals diagnosed with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder. Those with mood disorders may attend but the topics...

Sunday, Jun 16 | 03:00pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Luanne V.
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General
No Judgement Zone

Coping skills using short term goals to help yourself through depression, anxiety, and other trauma induced mental health issues. Build a safe place for oneself. Keeping yourself together when things around you m...

Sunday, Jun 16 | 01:00pm PDT
Free
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Project Return Peer Support Network
Hosted By
Tierra V.
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General
NAMI Minnesota Connection Support Group: Asian

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

Sunday, Jun 16 | 03:30pm CDT
Free
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NAMI Minnesota
Hosted By
Anh Thu L.
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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.

Sunday, Jun 16 | 05:30pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Randi G.
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Caregiver
VOA|ReST: Resilience Strength Time

VOA|ReST is an online peer support service providing the benefits of a confidential, interactive process to individuals who are struggling with loneliness, stress and fatigue during these extraordinary times. Eac...

Sunday, Jun 16 | 06:30pm EDT
Free
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Volunteers of America
Hosted By
Raven S.
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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: