“There is strength in numbers” might be a cliche, but it’s also the key to learning and healing for many people with challenges. Whether you’re struggling with an addiction or adjusting to breastfeeding, there are people out there who are going through the same. And chances are, there’s an organized support group ready and waiting to help.
Here are some local support groups you may not have known exist.
1. Breastfeeding Moms
La Leche League offers support for breastfeeding challenges and education about nutrition and weaning to moms all over the country. The Utah chapter is ready to help.
2. Empty Nesters
The Empty Nesters of Salt Lake City go out for brunch, shop for antiques, attend museum exhibitions and local theater performances and snowshoe through the mountains. It’s a great way to fill the void in their homes with new friends and new fun.
3. Loved Ones of People With Disabilities
Family to Family Network, supported by the Utah Parent Center, offers a variety of resources to loved ones of people with disabilities, including the facilitation of family-to-family support.
4. Suicide Survivors and Grieving Loved Ones
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention can help you find local support groups for people on all sides of this tragic problem.
5. Cancer Patients and Survivors
The American Cancer Society’s search tool can help you find local support groups for individuals and families dealing with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
6. Compulsive Gamblers
Gamblers Anonymous isn’t as well known as Alcoholics Anonymous, but it follows a similar format and philosophy. For details about meetings in Salt Lake City, click here.
7. Chronic Debtors
For people looking to connect with others who are struggling to get out of debt, Debtors Anonymous meetings, also held in Salt Lake City, might be worth checking out.
8. Stay-at-Home Dads
9. Loved Ones of Addicts
You probably know there are support groups for recovering addicts, but did you know there are also support groups for the people who love them?
- For loved ones of recovering alcoholics
- For loved ones of recovering sexaholics
- For loved ones of recovering compulsive gamblers
Know of another local support group? Comment below with details.