What we're about

Welcome to Mental Health and Wellness - Recovery International (RI).

We are a free self-help program helping people deal with fear, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and other emotional issues. The meetings consist of "Peers Helping Peers" achieve better mental health by using a simple form of cognitive behavioral self-help techniques (Recovery Method). We learn how to change our thinking. The leaders are not mental health professionals, but members themselves trained to lead the meetings. To find out more, we have a list of helpful terms, how examples are given, what happens at a meeting, etc. for you; click on the Pages link under the blue title above.

All of our meetings provide:

Reassurance and fellowship through meeting friendly people with similar problems who have found a way to live happier, healthier lives. There is no fee, to attend Recovery International meetings. You are always welcome. Understanding of your situation. A safe place to express your feelings without being judged. Hope from others who have bettered their lives. Support and acceptance that may be lacking at home, work or school. Self-help through learning and practicing a simple set of living skills. Encouragement and support. copied from (http://www.recoveryinternational.org/meetings/)http://www.recoveryin (http://www.recoveryinternational.org/meetings/)...

Regular meetings in the Sacramento, CA Area, last from 1.5 - 2 hours, and are open to everyone 18 years of age and older. There is no charge to attend any meeting; we pass a basket for voluntary contributions. We are a non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago. You can also visit our website at


for more information on Recovery's tools, 4 step example process, and stories of hope.

The meetings repeat each week at the same time and location. An RSVP is NOT required to attend. It is not a requirement to attend a newcomer meeting before attending any meetings.

To talk to someone in Sacramento for more Information, call (916) 483-5616

Meeting Schedule:

Newcomers/Beginners Meeting:

Wednesday 6:00-6:30 pm, 5445 Laurel Hills Drive, Room 306 behind Gymnasium, Sacramento, CA 95841 For questions call Rick at (530) 647-1110

Regular Meetings:

Sunday, 2-4pm, Contact Carolyn for questions: (916) 344-4889, Heritage Oaks Office Building.

Sunday 4:00 pm, Mental Health Treatment Center, Executive Conference Room, 2150 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

Monday 4:00 pm, Chico, CA 95926. Contact (530) 342-6087, Faith Lutheran Church, 667 East 1st Ave., Room 6, Chico, CA

Monday 6:30 pm, Heritage Oaks Office Building (to left of Heritage Oaks Hospital), 4300 Auburn Boulevard, Room 101, Sacramento, CA 95841, Follow signs to meeting room (Opposite Business 80 Auburn Blvd. off ramp), no meeting on Holidays.

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5901 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95765 (near Blue Oaks & Hwy 65).

Wednesday 6:35-8:35 pm, 5445 Laurel Hills Drive, Room 306 behind Gymnasium, (katty corner from car wash) Sacramento, CA 95841 For questions call Rick at (530) 647-1110

Wednesday 7:00 pm, Woodland, CA, 95695. Contact (530) 662-3352. Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St., Dining Rm. #5, Woodland, CA

Friday 7:00 pm, Modesto, CA 95926. Contact (209) 247-2620, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave, Modesto, CA 95926.

Friday 6:30 pm, Stockton, CA 95202. Contact (209) 684-8204, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 316 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, CA 95202 (corner of Miner Ave.). There is a well-lighted parking area. Email address for this meeting is-- stocktonri@yahoo.com.

We welcome you!

Dr. Abraham Low, neuro-psychiatrist and founder of RI says there are no hopeless cases. For any directions or questions, please call (916) 483-5616.

Upcoming events (5+)

Let's meet up in Sacramento and practice better mental health

Newcomers/Beginners Meeting begins at 6:00 then stay for the regular meeting starting at 6:35 until 9:30pm Ongoing every Wednesday

Let's meet up in Stockton and practice better mental health

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in the office building. Located in downtown Stockton on a major Northbound street (El Dorado). There is a large and well-lighted parking lot. It's only a few blocks from Interstate 5 and the Crosstown Freeway which connects with Highway 99. Our email address is: [masked] Ongoing every Friday.

Let's meet up in Modesto and practice better mental health

Geneva Presbyterian Church

Contact (209)[masked] We meet in the church library. Ongoing every Friday.

Let's meetup in Sacramento and practice better mental health

Heritage Oaks Office Building (to left of Heritage Oaks Hospital

New Starting Time! Beginning November 25th, this group will start at 3:30 PM. Everyone is welcome. We will be reading from Dr. Low's Book, Mental Health Through Will Training. We will be talking about what brings you to Recovery and what Recovery can do to help you and your situations that are challenging you now in your life..Recovery is a structured meeting as we are peers helping ;peers to overcome our fear/anger, symptoms, helplessness etc. We end our meeting with a period of questions from guests and have a mutual aid, refreshments..There is only a voluntary donations otherwise it is a free meeting. We will be happy to see some newcomers who will someday lead these meetings that have helped people in many countries

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