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Schizophrenia Support Groups

Schizophrenia Self-Help Groups: a listing of support organizations in the USA for people with schizophrenia and their families.

Schizophrenia.com: the best schizophrenia site I have ever seen. Extensive information for family and friends--resources, success stories, support groups.

 

Scoliosis Support Groups

Scoliosis Support Group: (An MSN online group) This is for people who have scoliosis and their loved ones. We share information and support. You must want to become part of a "family" whose binding tie is the back condition called scoliosis.

Spine Kids providing a community that supports kids and families living with scoliosis in a safe, fun environment on the Web. Message Exchange (there are boards for kids & parents) play and download games, and read stories from SpineKIDS just like you.

 

Self Harm Support Groups

SIARI -- the Self Injury and Related Issues website, dealing with "deliberate self-harm (DSH), self-harm, self-mutilation, self-inflicted violence (SIV), self-cutting, parasuicide, and self-abuse....an expression of acute psychological distress. It is an act done to oneself, by oneself, with the intention of helping oneself rather than killing oneself. Paradoxically, damage is done to the body in an attempt to preserve the integrity of the mind." (Caution: This site contains potentially triggering material. Please keep yourself safe when browsing the pages. ("Triggering" material means topics or stories that might trigger thoughts of self harm.)

 

Senior Citizen Support Groups

Senior Citizens League (TREA): Social Security, Medicare, and Senior Citizen Information. The Actionable Online Library & Guide

Search hint: Most senior support groups are local. Search for them using a search phrase "senior support group" Enter the phrase followed by your city name or county name and your state.

 

Sex / Sexual Abuse Survivor Support Groups

Male Survivor: National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization.

SA Support -- Sexual Abuse Support Group. (We are NOT victims, but we ARE survivors!)

Sexual abuse survivors who have been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Also: See Abuse Support Groups and Rape Support Groups.

 

Sexual Addiction Support Groups

Sex Addicts Anonymous, is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex.

For the partner, spouse, or family member of a sex addict: International Service Organization Of COSA, "a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else's compulsive sexual behavior. In COSA, we find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in our lives. With the humble act of reaching out, we begin the process of recovery."

 

Shoplifting, Fraud, Kleptomania and Embezzlement Recovery Support Groups

Shoplifters Anonymous: Recovery from "addictive-compulsive" dishonest behavior, primarily shoplifting, fraud, kleptomania and embezzlement is now known as the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, 1-(800) 848-9595.

 

Single Parent Support Groups

Parents Without Partners (PWP) provides real help in the way of discussions, professional speakers, study groups, publications and social activities for families and adults to help with the many problems of bringing up our children alone, contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never-married, separation or widowhood.

 

Sleep Disorders Support Groups

SleepDisorders.Com: Resources for people suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep walking, restless legs and other disorders.

 

Stuttering Support Groups

National Stuttering Association Information for parents, children, teenagers, adults, clinicians, educators, physicians and employers.

The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families. 1-800-992-9392.

 

Suicide Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide -- SOS

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network: suicide and suicide prevention Bereavement, Crisis, Grief & Healing.

The book, "Suicide the Forever Decision: For those Thinking about Suicide and for Those who Know, Love and Counsel Them," by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. is available in a free electronic format to anyone in the world who wishes to read it or share it with others. Electronic copying, translation and distribution is encouraged.

Seattle / King County Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group offering bereavement counseling to individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. This is a Crisis Clinic service & meets twice a month 6:30-8:30 pm on the first and third Monday of each month. Call (206) 461-3222 or toll free 1-(866) 427-4747 for location and more information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK.

WASHINGTON STATE Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Crisis Counselors are waiting for your call. See listings for each county, or for specific caller categories, such as teens, college or university students, Graduate students, Military veterans, lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, moms with postpartum depression, and the hearing and speech impaired, etc.

In Washington State also see: The Therapy Groups / Group Therapy page for possible related therapy support groups (this site).

 

Support Group Clearinghouse

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse: A guide for exploring support groups and networks that are available throughout the world and in your community. The self-help groups, contained in the database that you can access by keyword in the box at the bottom, can help you find and/or start a support group in your community.

Mental Health & Psychology Resources Online: Dr. Grohol's annotated directory of mental health resources for professionals and consumers on the Internet.

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