Support groups provide confidential and comfortable places for people to learn about their problems and how to deal with them. They connect people to organizations that can help with people who have had similar experiences. Many people find support groups can be very helpful in their work to get and stay well. Support groups can be divided into two categories: self-help and therapeutic support. Self-help groups are peer-led. Therapeutic support groups are conducted by a licensed clinician and often require a therapist referral. Peer-led support groups seldom charge a fee or require registration, and follow similar models of 7 and 12-step groups. Clinician-led support groups require registration and often charge a fee. It is best to call the contact person or phone number listed in the database before attending a specific group, in order to confirm times, dates, and attendance requirements. While we intend that information in this database is accurate, this information may also be subject to change without notice.

As you search our database of over 100 support groups, we request that if you find incorrect information, if you want to let us know how a certain support group is working for you, or if you want to add or update a support group, please contact


The Mental Health Association in Greensboro offers free self-help, peer-led support groups and recruits and trains support group facilitators. Click here to view a list of support groups we currently sponsor.

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