Groups -- Mental Health

Mental Health (General)

Champaign

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) (2005 A,L)
This 12-step fellowship is for men and women whose common purpose is to recover from codependence and to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Group literature is available. Donations are requested to cover literature and expenses. Meets in Champaign Mon., 7:00-8:00 p.m., The Pavilion, Lecture Rm., 809 W. Church St.; and in Rantoul Wed., 7:00 p.m., Serenity Shack, 117 Ohio St.
Call: Kathy for Champaign (217) 979-2847 or Lou for Rantoul (217) 898-2847
Email: -
National Website: coda.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) -Members Only- Friday (2016 A,L)
This support group is for persons dealing with mental illness. This group is not open to friends and family of group members. The group provides discussion, information, and support to people with any mental illness. The group also welcomes people who believe they may have these disorders, but who may have not been diagnosed. Meets Fri., 7:00-8:00 p.m., Auditorium C, 1st floor, Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana.
Call: (810) 328-3272
Email:
Local Website: cudbsa.org
National Website: dbsalliance.org
Write: 401A CR 2600N Mahomet, IL 61853

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) -Members, Family and Friends (1990 A,L)
This group is for friends and family members who care about someone with any mental illness. This group is also open to those who experience a mental health condition. Call or email for more information. Meets Tues., 7:00-8:00 p.m., Auditorium C, 1st floor, Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana.
Call: (810) 328-3272
Email:
Local Website: cudbsa.org
National Website: dbsalliance.org
Write: 401A CR 2600N Mahomet, IL 61853

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) -Young Adult (1990 A,L)
This group is for young adults ages 18 - 29 who are dealing with depression and bipolar conditions. This group is not open to family and fiends of group members. Meets Mon., 7:00- 8:00 p.m. at Channing-Murray/Red Herring, 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana, IL.
Call: (810) 328-3272
Email:
Local Website: cudbsa.org
National Website: dbsalliance.org
Write: 401A CR 2600N Mahomet, IL 61853

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)- Members Only- Thursday (2017 A,L)
This support group is for persons dealing with mental illness. This group is not open to friends and family of group members. The group provides discussion, information, and support to people with any mental illness. The group also welcomes people who believe they may have these disorders, but who may have not been diagnosed. Thurs., 7:00-8:00 p.m., Auditorium C, Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana.
Call: Call: (810) 328-3272
Email:
Local Website: cudbsa.org
National Website: dbsalliance.org
Write: 401A CR 2600N, Mahomet, IL 61853

Emotions Anonymous (Champaign Chapter) (1999 A,L)
This 12-step program is for people who have emotions that cause difficulties in their lives. These emotions may be depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, anger, compulsions, or obsessions. Emotions Anonymous is based on the same program used by Alcoholics Anonymous. Nonsmoking meeting. Meets every Tues., 7:15 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect, Champaign.
Call: (217) 352-3632
Email:
Local Website: eamtg.com

GROW in Illinois - Personal Growth Group (Champaign County) (1978 A,L)
This self-help group offers a program for personal growth through small weekly meetings and a voluntary network of members. It provides support and practical help to people, ages 18 and older, to cope with a mental disorder or emotional crisis. A newsletter and group literature are available. Meets Mondays, 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 302 W Church St., Champaign. Enter from the rear entrance (in the alley) to the church office- buzz for entry. Parking is available.
Call: Karen Shan (217) 390-2583 or (217) 352-6989
Email: -
National Website: www.growinamerica.org
Write: Champaign County Fieldworker, GROW in Illinois, P.O. Box 3667, Champaign, IL 61826-3667

GROW in Illinois - Personal Growth Group- Rantoul (2017 A,L)
This self-help group offers a program for personal growth through small weekly meetings and a voluntary network of members. It provides support and practical help to people, ages 18 and older, to cope with a mental disorder or emotional crisis. A newsletter and group literature are available. Meets Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m., Rantoul First United Methodist Church, 200 S Century Blvd, Rantoul. THE GATHERING PLACE In the back lot of church. Parking available.
Call: Karen Shan (217) 390-2583 or (217) 352-6989
Email: -
National Website: www.growinamerica.org
Write: Champaign County Fieldworker, GROW in Illinois, P.O. Box 3667, Champaign, IL 61826-3667

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - Champaign County (1982 A,L)
This group offers support, education, and advocacy to people with mental illness as well as their loved ones. Members have access to a lending library. NAMI Champaign County offers an array of educational and training programs for people with mental illness, family members, service providers, and the general public. These programs draw on the experiences of family members and people with mental illness who have learned to live well with mental illness and who are eager to help others. Educators and mental health professionals also attend to offer their expertise. Family education, peer support, and social groups, as well as teacher education/in-services are offered free throughout the month. Meets 2nd Mon. (except July and Aug.), 7:00-9:00 p.m., Rosecrance, 1801 Fox Drive, Champaign.
Call: NAMI Information Line (calls answered once a week) (217) 419-5345 or Diane Zell (217) 253-2413
Email: -
Local Website: namichampaign.org
National Website: nami.org
Write: NAMI Champaign County, P.O. Box 1514, Champaign, IL 61824

Support Group for Pregnant Mothers and Mothers Raising Infants (2011 A,P)
This group is funded by the Beyond Blue grant which comes from the Champaign County Mental Health Board. The program exists as a support to mothers in Champaign County who may be at risk for postpartum and perinatal depression. It is a supportive and confidential space for mothers to share the ups and downs they are experiencing. Groups meet at Crisis Nursery and in rural areas such as Rantoul and Tolono at varying times throughout the year. Child care is available and the groups are always free. Contact Crisis Nursery or check the website for specific dates and times. No prior registration necessary.
Call: Ann Ambrose (217) 337-2730
Email:
Local Website: www.crisisnursery.net
Write: Ann Ambrose, Crisis Nursery, 1309 W. Hill St., Urbana, IL 61801

United We Stand: A Post-Election Support Group (2016 F,P)
This support group will allow individuals to come together in support and validation in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. Meets Sundays, 2:00p.m., 404 W. Green Street, Urbana.
Call: (217) 731-4638
Email:
Write: Melanie Sivley, 404 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

Wednesday Recovery Group (WRG) (2009 F,L)
This peer-led support group is for people dealing with mental health problems. Our mission is to be a weekly mental health recovery support group based on the foundational principles of mental health recovery, which are hope, education, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, support, and spirituality. Meets Wed., 1:00-2:00 p.m. at a local downtown Champaign church.
Call: Margaret Stanton (217) 367-5720
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