Peer-led support groups

MHA of Greater Dallas hosts a number of peer-led support groups at our Dallas offices. Registration is not required and there is no cost to attend a group session.

Click Below for our Weekly Schedule:

2017 Support Group Meeting Schedule

Click Below for April Schedule:

April 2017 Support Groups Schedule

Achievement Through The Arts (ATTA):

ATTA is a local organization of artists who live with a behavioral health concern. ATTA “envisions our community supporting art as a means of recovery through self-expression in a stigma-free environment.” For more information, contact ATTA President KeLaine Kvale at 214-296-7314.

Meetings are held every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. for ATTA’s Drama/Writers Group and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ATTA’s core group meeting.

ATTA Brochure

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA):

DBSA Dallas is a locally-run, independent affiliate of the National DBSA, which is the largest support organization in the nation devoted exclusively to mood disorders. DBSA Dallas is a not-for-profit corporation run by “peers, individuals with mood disorders and their significant others. The purpose of the corporation is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders in the Dallas area.”

Meetings are held every Monday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Depression Support Group:

Depression is a tricky illness because it tends to perpetuate itself in three ways. First, it makes it difficult to make decisions – it’s difficult just to decide to get better, much less to decide how to get better. Second, it inhibits motivation – many times you may get started but then you lose your enthusiasm at the first “bump in the road.” Lastly, at the moment you most need support, the illness makes people feel isolated and alone.

Meetings are held every Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous™ (DRA):

DRA is a 12-step program for individuals with a dual diagnosis of addiction and emotional or psychiatric illness. DRA is an independent, nonprofessional, self-help membership organization that helps men and women who experience a dual illness – meaning those who are chemically dependent while also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Both illnesses affect us in all areas of our lives; physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually.

Meetings are held every Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

DRA Flyer

Hoarding and Cluttering Support Group:

The Hoarding and Cluttering Support Group follows an action-oriented self-help program called the “Buried In Treasures Workshop.” Each session focuses on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (Tolin, Frost, & Steketee, 2nd ed. 2013, Oxford University Press). Sessions are facilitated by a nonprofessional who may have (or have had) a hoarding disorder or a special interest in it. Activities include chapter discussions; exercises from the book related to acquisition, discarding and disorganization; and homework between sessions at the participant’s pace.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Hoarding Support Group Flyer
Hoarding Resource List

Recovery International (RI):

Recovery International (RI) is a mental health self-help organization whose programs are based on the cognitive-behavioral, peer-led training methods developed by Abraham Low, MD. The RI Method is a system of self-help techniques used to help individuals lead more peaceful and productive lives. People who practice the living skills detailed in the programs learn to change their thoughts and behaviors; changes in attitudes and beliefs follow. Although many people only use the Recovery International Method for their needs, it is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but rather as an adjunct to it.

RI meets every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Taking Care of You:

A skill-building group for people living with a behavioral health concerns. It is designed to help members reach a sense of peace. Topics include recovering from anger and fear, resilience thinking, boundary building, finding resources and safety concerns.

Meetings are held every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Rick’s Reading Group

Supports good mental health through books. We meet every Wednesday evening from 6 – 7:30 pm. You do not have to read the book outside of the group. Group members who wish to read out loud take turns reading.  We have time in the group to think about and discuss what we just read. There is no reading outside of the group unless you want to get ahead.

We are currently reading, The Origin of Everyday Moods: Managing Energy, Tension, and Stress by Robert E. Thayer, Ph.D.

Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Peer Fun!

Play has many benefits. Add play to your wellness toolbox with games and fun.

Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m.