Support Groups

Find resources for mental health support groups below. If you wish to attend, contact the group to verify that it is meeting as planned.

 

Local Support Groups for Survivors of Death By Suicide

 

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

A healing resource to offer support, understanding, and comfort for those grieving over the loss of a loved one by suicide. Open to any resident of Lorain County.

Amy Levin Conference and Learning Center
1165 North Ridge Road East
Lorain, Ohio 44055
Meetings: Second and fourth Mondays of every month @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Dorena Gilchrist
440-204-4349, [email protected]

 

Sheffield Lake Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Group

Library at St. Thomas Church
715 Harris Road
Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054
Meetings: the fourth Tuesday of every month
Contact: Deb DiCillo
440-865-9387

 

Local Support Groups for People Diagnosed with Mental Illness and Their Families

 

Family Support Group

Provides support for the parents and caregivers of the mentally ill in order to help them gain a better understanding of mental illness, learn effective communication, recognize psychotic warning signs and regain their own lives.

The Nord Center
6140 S. Broadway
Lorain, Ohio
Offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

OR

Grace Lutheran Church
310 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, Ohio
Offered on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Enroll for free by calling 440-204-4391

 

Connections 

Provides recovery and support for those diagnosed with mental illness. Learn from others’ experiences, share coping strategies, offer encouragement and hope to others. Led by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves.

Two options:

Grace Lutheran Church
310 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, Ohio
Offered on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

OR

The Nord Center
6140 S. Broadway, Lorain
Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Enroll for free by calling 440-204-4391

 

 

LGBT Support Group 

Teen LGBT Support Group through Bellefaire

Open support group for ages 14-18 at Bellefaire’s Elyria office, 347 Midway Blvd., Suite 200, Elyria). Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

General resources for support groups:

 

NAMI Ohio

State Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness

1225 Dublin Rd.
Suite 125
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 614-224-2700

Toll Free: 800-686-2646

Fax: 614-224-5400

 

NAMI of Lorain County

The mission of NAMI, Lorain County is to support, educate and advocate, improving the quality of life and ensuring respect and dignity for those who suffer from disabling brain disorders.

6140 South Broadway
Suite 1120B
Lorain, Ohio 44053-3821

Email: [email protected]
www.nami-lc.org

Contact:
Clare Cygan Young,  Executive Director
Christine Groomes-Alarcon,  Administrative Assistant

Phone: 440-204-4391

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday