Health & Fitness

Support Groups: Mental / Emotional Health

CHRISTIAN SUPPORT FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: For families or friends who live with or support a loved one with mental illness. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Mabel Avenue Church, between Coffee and Oakdale Roads; see www.ananswer.org for directions. Call Pastor Geary Oreglia, 247-7242.

CO-ED DUAL RECOVERY: For people interested in recovery who have a mental illness and abuse alcohol. Meets at 2 p.m. Thursdays, Wellness Recovery Center, 1006 H St., Modesto. 558-4076 or 558-4081. Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center, 920 12th St., Modesto. 558-4081.

CO-ED SELF-ESTEEM: A six-week group for people who wish to raise their self-esteem. Classwork for the first 1½ hours, then hands-on work with personal appearance. By appointment only. Wellness Recovery Center, 1006 H St., Modesto. 558-4081.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE OF STANISLAUS COUNTY: For people coping with depression. Offers education, sharing and emotional support. Meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays at Doctors Medical Center, 1441 Florida Ave., Conference Center, Room 2. Call Scott at 863-8468.

DIVORCE RECOVERY: Offers a weekly seminar and support for people who are separated or divorced. Meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. $10 materials charge. Call 634-4935 for place of meeting.

EDUCATE, EQUIP AND SUPPORT: A 13-week class, educational series regarding children's emotional and mental health. Classes are intended to assist parents and caregivers understand some of the symptoms and brain processes involved with various childhood emotional or mental health disorders. Advance registration required. Call Regina or Sabrina at 558-7494.

HEALING HEARTS: For separated and divorced. 1 p.m. Saturdays, Our Lady of Fatima, 505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto. 524-7421.

HEALING FOR DAMAGED EMOTIONS: Helps women address the emotional issues that often accompany recovery. For women only. Meets 7 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12th St., Modesto. 521-0181, ext. 2621. www.fbcmodesto.com.

LIFELINE: Help and hope for women dealing with depression. Childcare provided for newborns through grade six. Meets 7 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12 St., Modesto. 521-0181, ext. 2621. www.fbcmodesto.com.

MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP: For men interested in recovery from mental illness. Meets at noon Tuesdays, Wellness Recovery, 1006 H St., Modesto, Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center, 920 12th St., Modesto. 558-4076 or 558-4081.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI): For families and friends of people with serious mental illness. Speaker meetings and support groups on fourth Wednesdays, 6 p.m., 800 Scenic Dr., Bldg. 4, Modesto. For information call NAMI at 529-6880 or e-mail jplis@comcast.net. Website: www.nami.org. Family-to-Family education classes are scheduled frequently. The Oakdale Family Support Group meets the third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 366 Calif. Ave., Oakdale, Judy Kropp, 480-0387.

RECOVERY MINISTRY: Christian 12-step Recovery Ministry meetings. Free. 7 p.m. Mondays at Carpenter's House, 1105 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto. 526-1971.

SEARCH FOR SIGNIFICANCE: Realize the truth about your worth in Jesus Christ. Separate men's and women's groups. Meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Family Life Pavilion,

1325 12 St., Modesto. 521-0181, ext. 2621. www.fbcmodesto.com.

NAMI SPANISH SUPPORT GROUP: For Spanish-speaking families of people with mental health issues, first Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Telecare SHOP, 1601 Yosemite Blvd., Suite A, Modesto. Call Celedina at 544-1913.

STANISLAUS CHAPTER OF MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS: A self-help advocacy group of the California Network of Mental Health Clients. Speakers, activity project, workshops, and issues discussed. Meets 2-4 p.m. Fridays at Common Ground,

800 Scenic Dr., Sunset Room, Bldg. 4, Modesto. For more information, call 525-6253; e-mail: scmhc05@sbcglobal.net. www.geocities.com/scmhc2004 and www.californiaclients.org.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT: For women with a mental illness. Meets at 1 p.m. on Fridays, Wellness Recovery, 1006 H St., Modesto. 558-4081

Changes or additions to this list should be made to Healthy Living, Features, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352 or to living@modbee.com.

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