Support Groups

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Support groups sustain people who have lost a loved one to suicide and the meetings provide a space where they can be comfortable expressing themselves in a non-judgmental environment along with others who have survived this loss. They can share ways that helped them cope.

 

Together We Learn to Cope (TLC)

A support group for families and friends of people with mental illness

  • When:  First Monday evening of every month (except explicit holidays)

  • Where:  First United Methodist Church, 219 E. 4th Street across from the Bloomington downtown post office in room 302

  • Time:  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Contact number:  Hermine @ (812) 825-8084

NAMI Family Support Group

For families and friends of the individuals with mental illness. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of the mentally ill.  More information about the local chapter of NAMI is available at https://namigreaterbloomingtonarea.org/.

  • When:  First and Third Monday evenings of every month (except explicit holidays)

  • Where:  **Currently online**

  • Time:  5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Contact Information:  namigreaterbloomingtonarea@gmail.com

  • Meetup.com—Mental Health Support: Bloomington IN

  • Facebook: NAMI-Greater Bloomington Area

NAMI Connections Peer Support Group

For any adult who has experienced a mental health condition. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of the mentally ill.  More information about the local chapter of NAMI is available at https://namigreaterbloomingtonarea.org/.

  • When:  Tuesday nights(except explicit holidays)

  • Where:  Monroe County Public Library Downtown Branch, Room 2A

  • Time:  6:00PM to 7:30 PM

  • Contact Information:  namigreaterbloomingtonarea@gmail.com

  • Meetup.com—Mental Health Support: Bloomington IN

  • Facebook: NAMI-Greater Bloomington Area

Survivors of Suicide

The meeting is for individuals who have lost family or friends to suicide.

  • When: Fourth Sunday of the month from 1pm-3pm

  • Where: Bloomington Public Library

  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Contact: Ron Masters @ (812) 335-8555

​Survivors of Suicide refers to family and friends who are directly impacted by the suicide death of their loved one. Survivors represent the largest  group of mental health fatalities related to suicide, in part because survivors are often at risk themselves. Many people are affected when someone they know takes their life.

Visit AllianceofHope.org for support.

Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide Group (LOSS)

This meeting is for individuals who have lost family or friends to suicide.

  • When: Second Monday of the month

  • Where: The Venue Fine Arts Gallery Building at 114 S. Grant St.

  • Contact: Michelle Martin Colman @ (812) 322-1500