Support Groups - Crafton Hills College
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Students and staff in a support group discussion
  • 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” 
  • 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
  • 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.

“Surviving and Thriving”

Tuesdays Noon-1 pm. Counseling Office Beginning Tuesday September 12

The “Surviving and Thriving” Peer Support Group is a key component of a Survivors Network. It offers survivors an opportunity to connect with other survivors and receive and give support. The support group is well suited for easing trauma survivors’ emotional stress, including feelings of isolation, loneliness, depression, helplessness and hopelessness. The “Surviving and Thriving” group enables discussions about the central concerns of each member, such as anger, loss, and mourning, in a supportive, growth-promoting environment.



Mondays Noon-1 pm. Counseling Office  Beginning Sept. 11

  • 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

For information or to sign up contact Evan Sternard (Counselor/Professor) at, or campus phone 909-389-3329

OR visit Evan in the Counseling Center CCR 204.