We cannot go through the healing process alone. Living with a mental illness is not always smooth sailing. Even when we live a healthy life and receive ongoing treatment, our symptoms may overwhelm us at times. We need support from families, friends, coworkers, social contacts, etc. Mental Health Connect of Missouri (MHCMO) wants to help you find the support you need.
Mental Health Support Group
A weekly support group meeting is an opportunity to have fellowship with other individuals living with a mental health condition. Group meetings include sharing updates on life events and identifying prayer requests. Additionally, members will study together to learn more about life with mental illness and how to cope. Topics can include conquering fear, mindfulness, my identity, etc.
There is currently one MHCMO support group that is full. This group has a Christian focus and many of our studies are Bible-based. It meets in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training to start you own group. (See below.)
“Start a Support Group” Training
MHCMO can help you start a support group for your organization or church. The training can be divided into several sessions on different aspects of group leadership, or be presented in a time frame that works for you. You will learn the basics of group leadership and facilitating discussions. The training will address the specific needs of a mental health support group and its members. Read about other training options here.
Future Support Activities
- Women’s Wellness Retreat. An opportunity for women to gather and discuss how their lives are affected by a mental health diagnosis. Each retreat will have a theme and study sessions. Fun activities and time for fellowship will be an important part of the retreat. We anticipate this being a two-day, one-night event.
- Mental Health Connections. A quarterly or semi-annual get-together for mental health professionals, care pastors, mental health nonprofit organizations, and volunteers to encourage each other in their work and personal lives. To avoid caregiver burnout, we need a place to fellowship with others in the field and discuss ways to improve our services and take care of ourselves.