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Caregiver Support Groups

The Ten Principles of Support

  • We acknowledge the fact that someone we love has a brain disorder.

  • We acknowledge that his/her brain disorder has had an impact on all our relationships.

  • We accept that we have no control over others; we only have control over our own actions and thoughts.

  • We release our feelings of guilt.

  • We forgive ourselves for our own mistakes and others for wrongs we feel have been committed against us.

  • We choose to be happy and healthy and to return to a healthy focus on ourselves.

  • We keep expectations for ourselves and others at realistic levels.

  • We believe that we have inner strengths to sustain us through crisis.

  • We value this support group and commit ourselves to sustain it for our own benefit and the benefit of other families.

  • We acknowledge a higher power to whom we turn for nurture and strengthen.

  • Goals of Support

    The goal of support group meetings is to help the caregiver have a safe place to share their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental atmosphere, to be embraced by others who are in similar circumstances, to gain encouragement and hope in managing their lives, and to grow in the knowledge that we can return to a happy and healthy life.


    Important Phone Numbers

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

    Mental Health Association
    Greenville County
    We're Here Because We Care!
    (864) 467-3344
    Anybody, Anytime, Any Reason
    24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
    (864) 271-8888
    Teens Helping Teens
    Monday-Friday, 5PM-9PM
    (864) 467-8336
    Spartanburg County
    24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
    (864) 582-1100

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