Support groups

"Support groups - also often referred to as self-help groups - are groups of people who gather to share common problems and experiences associated with a particular problem, condition, illness, or personal circumstance. In a support group, people are able to talk with other folks who are like themselves - people who truly understand what they're going through and can share the type of practical insights that can only come from first-hand experience." With such intent we are launching:

- a small anonymous voluntary group of female survivors of sexual assault/rape
- support group for male/female students who have grown up in families struggling with alcoholism.

Members of each group can meet and be facilitated to help overcome challenges together. Meetings for groups will be periodic (based on availability of members) and facilitated by a mental health counselor. Materials/topics for the sessions will be provided along with guidelines and ground rules suggestions that the group will establish for itself in the beginning.