Various programs of BHSN hold regular support group meetings as well as periodic groups of specific interests. If you are looking for a group that is not listed here, please click here to make an inquiry by e-mail or ask for the Mental Health Advocacy program when you call 518-563-8206, extension 135.
Caregiver Support Group
Sometimes it helps to talk with someone who really understands
Confidential, informative support groups help you gain new ideas and understanding. All support group meetings are open to anyone providing care to a friend or family member.
Meetings are held:
Second Thursday of each month
11:30am to 1pm at the
United Way Building,
45 Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh.
Fourth Wednesday of each month (excluding Nov and Dec, if the eve of the holiday)
6:30pm at the
St. Peter's Church on North Catherine Street in Plattsburgh.
No appointment is necessary to attend these meetings.
Women’s Support Group
Sponsored by STOP Domestic Violence
One of the best ways to get through the crisis of domestic violence is with the support of other women who are involved in, or have been in, similar situations. WSG is an open group – clients may join at any time and come as often as they like.
Women who come to group can be in many different places in their struggle to bring peace to their lives and the lives of their families. Some women are currently living with their abuser, some have left, some are staying in a STOP Domestic Violence Safe Apartment or with friends or relatives, and some are wondering if there is hope that their abuser can change. Women are welcome at group no matter where they are in their search for peace.
The main goal of Women’s Support Group is to promote emotional growth and self-worth. Through sharing knowledge, strengths, successes, and challenges we can help each other work through whatever situations that arise in each of our lives. Each participant is invited to share her insights on the topics and situations discussed, however it is not required that you speak. If you are more comfortable just listening at first, we respect your right to do so. Respectful listening and confidentiality are important so members will feel safe coming to group.
If you are interested in joining us, or would like more information about WSG, anyone on staff will be happy to speak with you. Contact STOP Domestic Violence at 1-888-563-6904.
Other Support Groups in the Community
Although not affiliated with BHSN, we can provide you with the contact names and meetings times of various groups in the area. Just give us a call at 563-8206 to speak with an Information & Referral specialists who can provide you with that information. Give us the topic, we'll give you a contact!
- BRAIN INJURY
- CHILD ABUSE
- CHILDREN'S BEHAVIORS
- CHRONIC FATIGUE
- CRISIS INTERVENTION
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- DOWN'S SYNDROME
- EATING DISORDERS
- LEARNING DISABILITIES
- LIFE SKILLS
- MENTAL ILLNESS
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- PARKINSON'S DISEASE
- RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT
- SEXUAL ABUSE
- SEX OFFENDERS
- SINGLE ADULTS/PARENTS
- SMOKING CESSATION
- SPEECH & HEARING
- TERMINAL ILLNESS
- VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
- WEIGHT LOSS
Regional Conferences of Interest
At the present time there are no upcoming conferences in this region about which we have information. If you would like us to post your information, please click here.