This page will contain information we receive on various support groups in the community. It will be updated as we are made aware of groups in the Milwaukee Area. Please check this often.
SURVIVORS HELPING SURVIVORS
You have recently lost a loved one to suicide. Your feelings of grief, sadness, shock, isolation, anger and guilt may seem overwhelming. You may wonder if you will ever recover. These are normal responses. There is help from others who, like you, have experienced this tragedy. They want to help you recover and, most of all, they want you to know that you are not alone.
Survivors Helping Survivors is open to all family members and friends of a loved one who has completed suicide. People of all ages, occupations, and religious affiliations are welcome. There is no fee and you are welcome to attend as often as you would like.
MHA offers the following support groups in the Milwaukee area.
For more information, call MHA at 414.276.3122 or 414.336.7970 or email Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our website: www.mhawisconsin.org/survivors
South Side Group
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Health Science Building, #1, Room 4 (lower level)
2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway, Milwaukee
North Side Group
Date: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 to 8pm
Location: Rogers InHealth, 4555 W. Schroeder Dr., Suite 185. Milwaukee
Waukesha (sponsored by NAMI Waukesha)
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: NAMI Waukesha, 217 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300, Waukesha 53186
For additional information: Mary Madden at NAMI (262) 524-8886
LIFE OF HOPE
HOPE Peer Support Group has two groups that meet twice a month, each. One is for individuals experiencing active suicide ideation. The other is for friends and family who are affected by another person’s suicidal thoughts or recent survived attempt. http://lifeofhopeproject.org/ 139 N. Main St. Suite 104, West Bend, WI 262-429-1556
RISE (Recovery Inspired by Shared Experiences)
The RISE Peer Support Group is for anyone diagnosed with a mental illness. It provides a safe place to share your experiences, receive support from others, and learn more about living with these illnesses. It's a small comfortable group that allows time for everyone to share how they have been doing during the last week. Confidentiality is maintained at all times. http://www.nami-positiveimage.org/programs 2030 Stonebridge Rd, West Bend, WI 262-339-1235
NAMI Support Groups
NAMI: Family Support Group
For family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. It is not intended for the individual with mental illness. There are two meeting times each month: 1) at the NAMI Welcome Center in West Bend on the third Monday each month and 2) at Northbrook Church in Richfield on the first Monday each month. New people are always welcome.
NAMI: TEEN CONNECTIONS
Teen Connections is a support group for teens, ages 13-18 (must still be in high school), who have a mental health concern or illness and are looking for a supportive environment to learn about symptoms, treatment and resources, as well as spend time socializing with peers. Two mental health/education professionals facilitate each group. This free, drop-in support group is offered in two locations: NAMI - 2030 Stonebridge Rd, West Bend and Hartford Public Library - 100 Park Ave, Hartford WI Rm 208
NAMI: ARTS & CRAFTS GROUP
Arts and crafts is a group that meets weekly and works on small projects that can be completed in one day and taken home. It's for anyone who would like to escape into a world of creativity.
WINGS OF HOPE - NAMI
Provides information, support group, online chat and postings of lost loved ones’ stories. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. No fees. Meets first Monday of each month at 6:30pm. www.wingsofhopemequon.org Calvary Lutheran Church 247 South Main Street, Thiensville, WI 262-242-4710
The SAM ministry will provide one of the following: Hope and Healing Mass, Adoration Prayer Service, Information Night with a speaker, Prayer Support Group meeting. 2nd Thursday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. https://www.saintfrancisborgia.org/parish-activities-and-outreach/substance-addiction-ministry/ St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church- North Church 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI 262-377-1070