Our meet-up group is organized by volunteers who have experience with mental illness. We are not a support group -- our focus is on organizing social activities that will get our group members out of the house and into the world to socialize and get to know other people. There's comfort in being around others that understand your struggles. Our social activities include coffee, dinner, movies, etc. We typically organize 2-3 events per month, usually somewhere central in the city or surrounding suburbs. Most of our meet-ups are on a weekend, though we do have the occasional mid-week meet-up.
Looking for a support group? A number of different support groups covering different areas of Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health are available through the Mental Health Association of Rochester. To view a Support Group Directory, please visit www.mharochester.org.
Are you in need of help? We are not trained mental health professionals and, as such, our organizers and members cannot provide assistance. If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please call911. If the situation is not yet an emergency, but you think it may become one, please call211or LIFELINE at(585) 275-5151.
Disclaimer: Views expressed on this site, and by individual members of this site, do not constitute medical advice. In the first instance please contact your primary health care provider before changing medication, diet or other aspect of your treatment plan. The organisers of this meet-up group are not responsible for any advice given at functions, meetings, or activities by members of this site. We encourage all our members to seek the help of a qualified medical professional in treating their illness.