Students and staff in a support group discussion

What is a Support Group? Why should you join a Support Group?

  • It's a great personal growth opportunity
  • Improves emotional & mental health/wellness
  • Wonderful source of encouragement, community and support
  • Fosters a strong sense of “I’m not alone in my situation”

Benefits of participating in a support group may include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Improving skills to cope with challenges
  • Staying motivated to manage chronic conditions or stick to a wellness routine
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
  • Improving understanding of a mental/emotional struggle and your own experience with it

Health and Wellness Support Groups

Stress Less Group Spring 2021

Stress Less Support Group” Mondays 5-6 pm. starting February 8

  • Learning and managing the sources of your stress
  • Healthy perception to manage anxiety
  • Understanding generalized anxiety
  • Cultivating happiness
  • Locus of Control: Taking charge of your life
  • Effective communication
  • And lots more!

Support Groups: Make Connections, Get Help (from Mayo Clinic)

  • Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. For example, this common ground might be stress, generalized anxiety, addiction, bereavement or caregiving.
  • A support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about mental/emotional struggles or treatments.
  • Participating in a group provides you with an opportunity to be with people who are likely to have a common purpose and likely to understand one another.


Sign Up for a Group

For further information, or to sign up, email David Franco at