NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI Charleston Area offers monthly support groups for family members and friends of those who have a loved one who suffers from a mental illness and also for individuals recovering from a brain disorder/mental illness. For more information, namicharlestonarea.org/ or nationally, nami.org.
The National Suicide Hotline for crisis situations: 1-800-273-8255.
(SC Lowcountry) A mental health resource center that provides counseling sessions. For more information, visit myliferesources.org/getting-started.
The United Way
(Association of South Carolina) This nonprofit provides mental health support and recovery program resources. For more information, visit: United Way.
If you are in need of someone to talk to, Seacoast Church has trained Encouragers (couples, men, women, and financial Encouragers) who will meet with you one-on-one for three sessions. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to share your story, be encouraged with truth, and receive help in determining a healthy next step. Contact Marie Sarle to get connected with an Encourager.
Griefshare is a support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief, small group discussion and group activities. A virtual meeting option is available through Seacoast Church. For more information, check out griefshare.org
This group provides a safe and encouraging place to seek guidance and healing from the effects of divorce. Some of the topics include the road to healing/finding help, and facing your anger, depression and loneliness. For more information, visit Seacoast Church Care Events.
Seacoast Celebrate Recovery
Seacoast Celebrate Recovery offers men and women 12-step groups and a Family Support Group at our Mount Pleasant, Summerville, and West Ashley Campuses. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit seacoast.org/celebraterecovery.
(national) Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Visit celebraterecovery.com/ to find a virtual group near you during this time when groups cannot meet in person.
The Hope Project
(Lowcountry, SC, but ALL are welcome to attend virtual events)
Real, raw ministry for addicts, alcoholics, those in and out of jail, and other marginalized people and their families. To attend a meeting online or in person at our West Ashley Campus, visit thehopeproject.cc for the schedule and details for the following three groups:
- Addiction and Compulsion group: for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction.
- Al-Anon type group: for people who have struggled with a friend’s or loved one’s addiction.
- Community group: for those seeking community and growth.