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NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF COLLIN COUNTY (NAMICCO)

~~SUPPORT GROUPS~~

NAMI Connection

NAMI Collin County has a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. All are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery - people who understand the challenges we face.

NAMI CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP WILL MEET WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS  (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS) FROM 6:30 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM AT CUSTER ROAD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6601 CUSTER ROAD, PLANO TX 75023 CHURCH OFFICE ENTRANCE, SOUTH EAST SIDE ROOM B6, LOWER LEVEL

In addition we have a Friends and Family Support Group meeting every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the same location, lower level in Room B1.


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FAMILY to FAMILY Class is a series of free classes for families of adults who have MI. Please call Mary [214-641-1765] to register.

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VFT [Visions for Tomorrow] is a series of free classes   for families of children with Mental Illness. Call Joan Abrams [972-867-2268] to register.

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Bipolar and Depression Family and Consumer Support Groups meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30p.m., at Grace Community Church, 4501 Hedgcoxe, Plano.  Call 972-335-3112 Ext: 450 for more info.

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FRIENDSHIP CLUB at the Timberlawn  campus, 4500 Samuel Blvd., Dallas—where adults with MI can come and meet friends, enjoy games, Puzzles, crafts, conversation and lunch.  Open Monday-Friday, 11-3p.m.  A lunch is available for a $1 donation.  For directions, call Mike or Norma Katz at 972-365-8331.

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:30.  Educational meeting is every 3rd Thursday at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Lecture Hall D 1-502.  Call Metro 817-654-7100 Referral Line: 214-684-7494.

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NAMI Dallas offers a free support group for parents of children or adolescents with MI.  Third Thursday of each month, 7-8p.m. at The Warren Center, 320 Custer Road, Richardson, Tx 75080.  Contact NAMI Dallas at 214-341-7133.

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Are you on Medicaid, or have limited income, and need treatment for a mental health problem or substance abuse? The NorthSTAR program may be able to help. Call 1-888-800-6799 toll free.

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Richardson Groups ( DBSA ) Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

Click on the web site below for informatiom
http://www.dbsa-dallas.net/id37.html

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www.lowselfhelpsystems.org

Meets on Tuesday, 700pm at Richardson Regional Hospital, 403 W Campbell, Richardson 75080

contact Debbie  972.240.9045 or lonapts@flash.net

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Tuesday Evening Support Group

Rhonda Amstutz facilitates a NAMI support group for anyone with any diagnosis of MI the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 PM at LifePoint church, room 210, 4501 Hedgcoxe Road,  Plano, TX.  If you have any questions, e-mail Rhonda at amstutz@airmail.net.

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A Better Way

This is primarily a social group that is a supportive and accepting environment for persons living with mental illness and meets the 2nd Sat. of each month from 12-2 pm.  "A Better Way" endorses friendship, a healthy lifestyle, and positive growth through change for Consumers. Please join us at All Saints Church in Dallas, 5231 Meadowcreek @ Arapaho- in the Loft. 

For more info contact Justine Thompson at jhthompson27@sbcglobal.net.

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Are you a teenager with depression or bipolar disorder?

Feeling isolated or misunderstood?

You’re not alone.

The Living Room (Teens Connecting with Teens) is a free support group that focuses on issues unique to teens with mood disorders. The group provides a safe and supportive environment to share experiences with other teens.

First Thursday of each month*

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas, Texas 75390

Building D, Room D1.502

Facilitator: Annie Walley, LCSW,

Children’s Medical Center

Fourth Thursdayof each month*

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

403 W. Campbell Rd.

Richardson, Texas 75080

Physician’s Pavilion entrance

Facilitator: Priya Singhvi, MS in

Counseling candidate, SMU

*A group for parents and family members meets at the same time.

Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of

Dallas. To learn more, visit www.dbsa-dallas.net.

Interested in coming to the support groups?

Contact Annie Walley at 214-456-2416 or Carol King at 972-709-5464

in advance so you don’t get lost!

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Helpful Toll Free Numbers

National Crisis Helpline:  1-800-999-9999          

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Calling a warm line: 1-800-314-2680 

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-800-222-8220 

Grief Recovery Helpline: 1-800-445-4808 

Crisis Hotline for the Physically & Mentally Challenged: 1-800-426-4263    

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 1-800-203-1234  

Cocaine Anonymous (CA): 1-800-347-8998 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 1-800-627-3543

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) 214-634-2722

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Some Web Sites That Might be Helpful

www.nami.org/multicultural

http://twitter.com/NAMICommunicate

www.pbs.org//thisemotionallife

http://www.depressionisreal.org/

http://www.everydayhealth.com/    disorders & medications

http://www.ocfoundation.org/   OCD & Anxiety disorders

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Some Resources You May Find Helpful

The Counseling Center at SMU (Southern Methodist University) at Legacy, which is on Legacy in Plano, provides free counseling.  You can find out more about them or reach them: http://smu.edu/familycounseling or calling 972-473-3456.

Catholic Charities also does free or sliding scale counseling.  They are in Dallas, but it is on LBJ just before Forest Rd., so it isn’t too far at 9461 LBJ Freeway #128, Dallas (214) 520-6590.

Jewish Family Services also does free or sliding scale counseling.  They are in Richardson 5402 Arapaho Road Dallas, TX 75248, (972) 437-9950.

You don’t have to be either Catholic or Jewish to use the services of either.

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