Mental Health (General)
Self Help Clearinghouse
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International. 600 groups. Founded 1937. Mental health self-help organization that offers weekly peer-led meetings for people suffering from various emotional and mental conditions. Telephone and internet-based meetings also available. Principles parallel those found in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Teaches people how to change their thoughts, reactions and behaviors that cause their physical and emotional symptoms.
105 West Adams St., Suite 2940
Chicago, IL 60603
Voice: 1-866-221-0302 or 312-337-5661
International. 784 chapters. Founded 1971. Fellowship for people experiencing emotional difficulties. Uses the 12-step program sharing experiences, strengths and hopes in order to improve emotional health. Books and literature available to new and existing groups. Guidelines available to help start a similar group.
P.O. Box 4245
St. Paul, MN 55104-0245
C.A.I.R. (Changing Attitudes In Recovery)
Model. 30 groups. Founded 1990. Self-help 'family' sharing a common commitment to gain healthy esteem. Includes persons with relationship problems, addictions, mental illness, etc. Offers new techniques and tools that lead to better self-esteem. Assistance in starting groups. Handbook ($12.95) and CDs available.
c/o Psychological Associates Press
706 13th St.
Modesto, CA 95354
Pathways To Peace, Inc.
International. 11 groups. Founded 1998. Self-help group program for anger management. Also offers education and assistance with starting groups.
Pathways to Peace, Inc.
P.O. Box 259
Cassadaga, NY 14718
GROW in America
International. 143 groups. Founded in 1957. 12-Step. Group offers mutual help, friendship, community, education and leadership. Focuses on recovery and personal growth. Open to all including those with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, grief, fears, etc.
GROW in America
P.O. Box 3667
Champaign, IL 61826
Wild Minds Network
Online. Provides support for individuals with Maladaptive Daydreaming, (MDD), when one feels more empowered during daydreams, starting to enjoy daydreaming better than reality, when daydreaming is starting to interfere with one's day-to-day activities. Website is a network of individuals seeking to advance the psychological community through their own personal journeys. Website includes groups, chat, blogs, notes and more.
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