We are regular people, just like you. Some of us have a mental health diagnosis, and some of us just feel "off" sometimes. We're from Camp Hill, Harrisburg, Duncannon, Lancaster, Carlisle and many other communities in central PA. We may be struggling with different things, but we all have one thing in common: a desire to improve our quality of life. Join us!
WHAT WE DO:
We share. We listen. We empathize. We support. If we don't understand completely, we come as close to it as anyone you'll meet. We build each other up. Sometimes we talk about issues related to mental health and the way it is perceived by the general public. More than anything else, we are here for each other.
WHAT WE DON'T DO:
Judge. Lecture. Diagnose. Gossip. We're not professional therapists, and we have no business telling you what to do, how to feel, or what medications to take. We don't pass judgment on each other. We don't talk about group issues outside the group. We don't breach confidentiality. This is a safe space.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:
Whether you are suffering through depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD or any of a thousand other mental health diagnoses, we can help. Maybe you're just going through a rough time and haven't been diagnosed. Maybe it's a breakup or divorce, death in the family, financial troubles or a misbehaving child. We provide a free, safe, welcoming place where you can unburden and know that you are not alone.
It's been said that by helping others, we help ourselves. We agree! We feel that group support is one of the most effective ways to achieve an improved outlook on life. You never know when someone is going to say something that completely changes the way you look at things!
Reaching and maintaining good mental health isn't a journey. It's a fight! It's a battle we must wage every single day. As Rocky Balboa said, "It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." You can do this, and we can help!
We meet every Monday and Friday evening from 6:30 - 8:30. Details are listed in the meetup schedule. Most meetings will be well-attended, so we split into small groups with designated group leaders. We will generally follow the traditional support group format, but may occasionally have a speaker or presentation. If so, it will be announced ahead of time.
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Khalil Gibran
HEAR AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR ORGANIZER, JOHN B (interview recorded by Jenna Clay and aired on all Harrisburg area Cumulus Media stations):