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Online counseling resources for AQ students:
Eleven Most Common Mental Health Issues (pdf) The AQ Student Guide to Making It (pdf)
 
Relaxation
Signs of Burn Out (pdf) Stress Management (pdf)
How to Cope with Burn Out (pdf) New Year: A Fresh Start (pdf)
 
Healthy Relationships
Relationships 101 (pdf) Love the Skin You're In (pdf)
10 Things Men Can do to Prevent Gender Violence (pdf)  
 
Additional Brochures
Alcohol, be "Aware" (pdf) When We Grieve (pdf)

 

Community Resources
Grand Rapids Area Support Groups (pdf) Women's Issues
Substance Abuse Other
Men's Issues  
   
 
Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Al-Ateen

Kent County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

Fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to help each other recover from alcoholism.

 

Fees: none - donations accepted

 

24 Hour Hotline (616) 913-9149

Office Phone (616) 913-9216

4920 Plainfield NE, Suite 19

Grand Rapids MI 49525

www.grandrapidsaa.org – offers information on AA and time/location for meetings

 

 

Gamblers Anonymous

Twelve-step support group for individuals who have a problem with compulsive gambling.

 

Fees: none


Open Meetings in GR

Monday 7pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1934 52nd Street SE
Friday 7pm
St. Andrews
10253 Mile Road N.E.

GR Hotline Number: (616) 776-0666

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/

 

Substance Abuse Support Group

Greater Grand Rapids Narcotics Anonymous

12-step group for recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs.

 

Fees: none

 

Meeting times and locations listed at:

http://www.michigan-na.org/grand_rapids/  

(800) 230-4085

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous

12 step group based on A.A. Open to anyone who has a desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior.

 

Fees: none

 

For a list of meetings in GR –

http://www.sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/


Smoking Addiction Support Group

Nicotine Anonymous

Supportive fellowship of women and men helping each other to quit and refrain from smoking or using nicotine in any form.

 

Fees: none

 

Spectrum Health Garden Room

Kent Community Campus

750 Fuller NE

11 a.m. on Saturdays                                  

 

Families and Friends of Alcoholics

Al-Anon

Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems.

 

Fees: none

 

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Michigan AFG, Inc.

PO Box 6854

Grand Rapids, MI 49516

 
Men's Issues
YWCA Grand Rapids
25 Sheldon SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Domestic Crisis Center (24hr hotline): (616) 451-2744
Counseling and Non-residential Programs: (616) 459-4652
Sexual Assault Program: (616) 776-7273 or 776-RAPE
 
 
Women's Issues

Domestic Violence Support

YWCA Grand Rapids

Master level clinicians specially trained in the areas of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault.

 

Fees: Some free, some sliding scale, some accept private insurances.

 

24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: (616) 451-2744

For short-term crisis counseling and support groups: YWCA Counseling Center:  (616) 459-4652

 

Women’s Empowerment Group

Heartside Ministry

The women work through topics such as listening, respect, etc. as they relate to their own their interpersonal interactions and sense of self. They discuss how these issues effect their past & present and how they hope to have grown in the future (i.e. capitalizing on their successes and learning from difficulties).

 

Fees: none

 

54 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: 616-235-7211

Meeting: Thursday 1pm; women only

Facilitator Ashley/Carla

Sexual Assault/Incest Support Group

YWCA of Grand Rapids

Groups that provide support and information to women who have been sexually assaulted as adults or molested as children.

 

Fees: none

 

YWCA

25 Sheldon Boulevard SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-459-4652

Call for current meeting times
 
 
Other Resources

Support Group for Family/Friends of Suicides

West Michigan Survivors of Suicide

Provides support and information for relatives and friends of people who have committed suicide.

 

Fees: none

 

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30pm at

Park Congregational Church, 10 E. Park Place NE, Ransom street entrance  (616)971-1000

Ethel Bucek email: ebbucek@aol.com

 

Pregnancy/Childbirth Support
Bethany Christian Services

Stepping Stones offers Christian based support, encouragement, and information to couples facing infertility or pregnancy loss. Stepping Stones is a ministry of Bethany Christian Services.

 

Fees: none - donations accepted

 

1-800-BETHANY (238-4269)

Weight Loss Support Group

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club

TOPS a support group for anyone wanting to control weight sensibly. Members follow individual medically approved diets. Provides incentives and recognition for losers.

 

Fees: $26.00 annually plus various fees at weekly meetings, less for ages 7-17, 1st visit is free.

 

Area Captain – Jan Hauser (616)826-3362

e-mail: JanSHauser@comcast.net

Coordinator - Penny Redner (616)453-7773, e-mail: pennyredner@comcast.net

Emotions Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous

Based on a 12-step AA program, helps those who have emotional problems and wish to participate in a mutual support group.

 

Fees: none

 

Meetings:

Northeast Community Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday - 7pm
869 Fuller Ave. N.E.

New Community Church. Friday – 8pm

2340 Dean Lake Rd. N.E.

651-647-9712

http://www.emotionsanonymous.org/

 

Cancer Information

American Cancer Society

Provides a variety of information to individuals with cancer, their caregivers, and families. Offers several programs.

 

Fees: none

 

West Michigan Area Service Center

129 Jefferson Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-364-6121

1-800-ACS-2345

www.cancer.org

 

SIDS & Other Infant Death Counseling

Kent County Health Department

This program provides bereavement counseling, education, and support to families of a child who has died. Home visits offer education, bereavement counseling, and advocacy for family members. No longer have support group. Children are considered to be 18 and under.

 

Fees: none

 

Chris Buczek (616) 632-7039

Pet Loss Support Group

Michigan State University Pet Loss Support

The hotline is staffed by veterinary student volunteers from 6:30pm to 9:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

 

Fees: none

 

Hotline - (517) 432-2696

Support Group-

Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the MSU Small

Animal Clinic – SE corner of Bogue St/Wilson Rd.

517-432-5967, lawren45@cvm.msu.edu.

 

 

Separation Support Group

Good News Community

Good News Community is a largely volunteer community of persons who, having experienced the trauma and hurt of broken relationships, are committed to helping others.

 

Fees: none

 

Good News Community

300 68th St SE, PO Box 165

Grand Rapids, MI 49501

616-831-2603

gnci@iserv.net

 

Spouse Loss Networking Group

Gilda's Club

Offers a networking group for those who have recently lost a spouse to cancer.

 

Fees: none

 

1806 Bridge St. NW   (616) 453-8300

6-7:30 Wednesday

http://www.calendar.gildasclubgr.org/