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Parent Support Groups

North American Council on Adoptable Children -- parent support group page contains links to adoption-related groups from across the United States and Canada.

"Because I Love You" is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting parents with troubled children of any age.

NAM I-- The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. [NAMI Washington State: (425) 990-6404]

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Puget Sound Area: Parent Support for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death. We offer parent-to-parent support for families enduring miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death. We have several support group meetings around the Puget Sound area including pregnancy after a loss meetings and also offer an online message board.

 

Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome Support Groups

PSAS Support Group Online: Jean Lund started a PSAS website and support group.

 

Pet Loss Support Groups

Lost a dog, cat, horse or other pet? The following groups offer support activities for persons dealing with grief and loss over the death or disappearance of a loved pet (including pets that must be euthanized--or "put down"--for humane reasons).

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement web site is staffed by volunteers and offers a number of support activities.

In the Pacific Northwest (Puget Sound Washington) region:
(1.) Washington State University has a Pet Loss Hotline on their website and other helpful information.
(2.) Seattle Animal Shelter has a Pet Loss Support Group that meets every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Conference Room, 2061 15th Avenue West in Seattle, Washington. There is no fee to attend. Donations to the "Help the Animals Fund" are welcome and appreciated. Facilitator: Connie Starr. Phone: (206)375-5028 [ or send an email ].

 

Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Mood Disorder Support Groups

Postpartum Support International: Find a PSI social support group, read about postpartum mood disorder, take a postpartum self-assessment test. Participate in Postpartum Communication Forums plus chat and email.

Postpartum Support International of Washington: Provides a variety of information regarding postpartum depression and other postpartum mood disorders and related problems--includes a list of free or low cost groups or classes at various locations in Washington State that focus on providing postpartum support or provide information or emotional support for parents and families. Washington State Support Groups. Toll-Free Support Line: 1-(888) 404-7763.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -- PTSD Support Groups

PTSD Anonymous (PTSDA) was started in 2008, by concerned veterans and returnees in Washington State, PTSD Anonymous aims to eventually establish a nationwide network of local, veterans-lead support group meetings for those suffering from military trauma and seeking the fellowship of their peers.

PTS Support Group -- Online: You don't have to be a combat vet to have PTSD. You may be a war vet, or survived a natural disaster, child / spousal abuse, rape, car accidents, violent crime, almost died or witnessed death is all it takes to get PTSD. You may have PTSD or you may have a loved one who has PTSD. If so, you are welcome to join our group. Get support with others who have PTSD. Avoid some of the pitfalls inherent to people who suffer from PTSD. We are here for you.

Veterans and PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Resources: Veterans' Voices on PTSD, What is PTSD? What are the signs of PTSD? What is the treatment for PTSD? What can I do if I think I have PTSD? Take the next step - Make the connection. VA’s PTSD Program Locator. [Make the Connection is a US Department of Veterans Affairs website.]

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