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          Support Groups
Support groups available from the Mental Health Associates of the Triad offer a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery for those in need. 

Through the Zenith Club and Crossroads Depression Support Group participants diagnosed with a mental illness and their friends and family receive free information, education, and support.

 

Crossroads Depression Support Group

This group is designed for individuals suffering from a mood disorder (depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders), and meets every Monday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Of the 23 million Americans affected by mood disorders, less than 1/3 seek treatment.  Those who do not often don't know of the options available to them, or lack mental health coverage.

Attending a Crossroads Group meeting is one way for those who need help to get help.



Zenith Club

For individuals with schizophrenia, the Zenith Group:

  • Offers support

  • Teaches coping skills

  • Provides participants with the opportunity to discuss their issues in an open, non-judgmental atmosphere

Zenith Club  meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Schizophrenia -- Fast Facts

  • Initial symptoms may include mild feelings of tension, inability to sleep or concentrate, loss of interest in school, work or friends

  • Advanced symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, imaginary voices, disordered speech or moving rapidly and incoherently from one topic to another, and making up words or sounds to communicate

  • Appearance of the disease varies from person to person. It may appear slowly or abruptly, and a patient can experience cycles of relapse and remission.

  • Treatment for schizophrenia is lifelong and includes medications, professional counseling, and support from family or community services.



Each group is free and facilitated by a mental health professional. These groups are designed to complement a guided treatment program and should not be used as a substitute for such programs. 

All inquiries about the MHA-Triad support groups should be directed to Dr. Kim Soban, Clinical Director, 822-2827.

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