Non-counseling based support group set to meet
The Family Issues Peer Support Group for Adults will conduct its first sessions Jan. 7 and Jan 10.
This is a free, open support group to educate and help individuals who are dealing with family challenges by providing resource information and the opportunity for sharing in a supportive environment with peers.
Participation in the group does not involve counseling. Anyone in need of professional counseling services should contact the local mental health authority at 1-877-619-3761.
Individual family members can share and discuss family challenges with those experiencing similar situations in a proactive way. Group members will lend support to other members and help them to cope with challenges.
Teresa Hicks, M.A., will co-facilitate the group along with another peer group member. Despite being a trained educator and counselor, she will be limiting her role with this group to that of a peer.
Weekly meetings will follow the this agenda:
• Silent prayer/reflection
• Group overview and affirmation
• Peer speaker (or guest)
• Group sharing (by all)
• Reflections and closing
Meetings will take place at one of two host sites:
• Maria Parham Medical Center - Center for Rehab, 566 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson — Mondays, starting Jan. 10
• Spiritual Connections Café, 221 S. Garnett St., Henderson — second and fourth Thursday, beginning Jan. 10.
Regardless of the host site, meetings will run from 6-7 p.m.
For more information, contact Hicks by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.