Support

MERRIMACK

GRIEVING SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

The Greater Nashua Area Grieving Survivors of Suicide, a peer support group for those who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide, meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive. Information: 673-7425 or 578-5966.

NASHUA

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

The Bereavement Support Group is open to any bereaved individual and is free of charge, with no registration is necessary. Information: Barbara Halbmaier at 882-3000, ext. 63907.

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a monthly support group for adult patients and family members who are coping with a blood cancer diagnosis. The group meets the second Monday of the month from 5-7 p.m. in the boardroom at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. A light supper is provided. Information and registration: Lynne Morin at 1-800-688-6572, ext. 1340.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

A breast cancer support group sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Medical Center meets 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the West Campus every month except for July. Information and registration: 577-2658.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

A cancer support group sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Medical Center meets 6-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Information: Barbara Kimball or Nora Buttrick at 880-1590.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Nashua Cancer Prayer & Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Main Street United Methodist Church. The meeting is for patients, survivors, caregivers and others affected by cancer. Group goals are to listen, support, comfort and share. What makes us different from other cancer support groups is the element of spirituality and the introduction of prayer. We welcome everyone from all denominations. Information: mainstreet-umc.org or 882-3361.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

ServiceLink Resource Center provides a Caregiver Support Group for the Greater Nashua Community. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Nashua Senior Center, 70 Temple St., second floor. Respite is provided by a professional caregiver for those who need it. Come for caring, sharing and fellowship. Information: Ruthanne at 598-4709 or roczykowski@eastersealsnh.org.

CLIMB PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

The Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital offers the Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) program for the emotional support for children ages 6-12 who have parents or grandparents with cancer. Information: 880-3408.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS

The New England Area Intergroup of Co-Dependents Anonymous is a free 12-step support group for people who have relationship concerns. Meetings are 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spit Brook Road, Room 206.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

Compassionate Friends, a peer support group for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have endured the death of
a child at any age from any cause, meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St. Information: Linda at 472-8805 or visit tcfmanchester.org.

DEPRESSION/BIPOLAR SUPPORT

The DBSA, a support group run by peers for all people with mental health issues, meets 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, 100 W. Pearl St. Ages 18 and older are welcome. Free. Information: Tom Doucette at 888-2141 or tom@dbsanashua.org.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

A Diabetes Support Group for adults sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Medical Center meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, except July and August. Free. Information: 577-5760 or 577-5765.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step organization, meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. Joseph Hospital. Information: Vincent Coviello at 891-1431, or visit emotionsanonymous.org.

EMOTIONAL EATING GROUPS

Support groups for people coping with emotional eating will be offered in Nashua and Wilton. Information: Rosemarie K. Garreffi at 673-1364.

FAITH AND LIFE BILINGUAL SUPPORT GROUP

Meetings are 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22 at Arlington Street United Methodist Church, 63 Arlington St. Child care provided from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Information: 930-8668.

FASTER

A peer support group for parents of children, teens and young adults with substance abuse issues meets twice a month at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Meetings of FASTER – Families Advocating Substance Treatment Education and Recovery – are held from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. They are free, confidential and accepting of chemical dependency as a treatable disease of the brain. Information: Call Sue at 351-8356.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, West Campus, 29 Northwest Blvd. Free. Information: 321-0199 or 1-508-740-2004, or visit foodaddicts.org.

GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER SUBSTANCE PASSING

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing, a free support group for individuals who have lost a family member to substance abuse and addiction, meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at 76 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 29A. Information: Erin Crail at 1-978-994-6870 or erincrail@gmail.com, or visit graspnh.com.

GSIL NASHUA ADVOCATES

The Granite State Independent Living Nashua Advocates Peer Support Group is for people interested in engaging in disability awareness, community issues and civic participation. People with disabilities, seniors and any others will receive support, empowerment, helpful resources, self-advocacy and independent living skills. The groups are facilitated by peer members. Information: 1-800-826-3700, ext. 1304.

LA LECHE LEAGUE

The La Leche League offers meetings for breast-feeding and pregnant women at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month or 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Babies and toddlers welcome. Information: Kathy at 891-3530, Ariella at 484-1799, or Alyson at 889-9024. Or visit laleche.org.

‘LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER’ COURSE

St. Joseph Hospital offers a free program for women undergoing cancer treatment that offers tips and suggestions on dealing with hair, skin and nail changes that may occur with cancer treatments. The group meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Breast Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Kinsley Street. Information: 882-3000, ext. 67164.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

The Holistic Self Care Center, 12 Murphy Drive, offers a monthly Lyme Disease Support Group that meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Meet with others in the area who have recently been diagnosed or who have been living with this disease for some time (and those anywhere in between) to share stories, experiences and information with each other. Free. Information: 883-1490, thehsccenter.com or email info@thehsccenter.com.

MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT

Meetings held by the Nashua NAMI affiliate for family and friends of loved ones dealing with mental illness are 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the St. Joseph School of Nursing Academic Building, third floor, Classroom B, Woodward Avenue. Information: Norma at 882-6771 or nashuanaminh@gmail.com or visit naminh.org.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS

The Nashua NicA group meets noon-1 p.m. Saturdays at the United Methodist Church, 154 Main St. (rear entrance, downstairs). Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live our lives free of nicotine. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine. There are no dues or fees.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Overeaters Anonymous can provide much needed support and a path to recovery for individuals who struggle with food addiction. Join them at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in the Carl Amelio Room (ground floor) at St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St. Call Paula at 930-3496.

PARENT EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

A Circle of Parents parent education and support group meets 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays every other week at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, 47 Grand Ave. Free. Registration: 883-0523. Child care may be available.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT

The American Cancer Society’s Greater Nashua Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, at SNHMC’s Health & Education building, 10 Prospect St. Dr. Matthew Stanizzi, a urologist at New England Urology, will moderate. Free. Information: 289-2104, 471-4150 or snhmc.org.

RSVP FIXIT CORPS VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE

The RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Fixit Corps is a program assisting seniors 60 and older or disabled homeowners with minor home repairs and maintenance. Any senior or disabled homeowner may call for assistance. Priority is given to seniors who lack the financial and/or physical resources to complete the jobs on their own. Labor is provided by the RSVP Fixit Corps volunteers without a set fee to the client; there is a set fee only for materials. Donations are accepted. New program volunteers always welcome. Volunteer and information: Nicholas Copadis, 598-9421.

SMART RECOVERY

SMART Recovery helps individuals abstain from any substance or activity addiction. Meetings are free (donations welcome) from 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays on the third floor of the Mill Yard Technology Park, 10 Technology Drive. Information: SmartNH.org or 930-6832.

WOMEN’S ISSUES

Bridges offers confidential support for women, covering such topics as healthy relationships, self-awareness and self-esteem. Crisis hotline: 883-3044. Information: 889-0858.

AMHERST

AL-ANON

Is someone else’s drinking bothering you? The Triangle Family AL-Anon Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3 Limbo Lane, Amherst (new temporary location), to help learn to survive and thrive in such situations. Use East Side entrance. Information: 645-9518.

CHRISTIAN WEIGHT LOSS

Anyone interested in leading a healthier lifestyle and losing a few pounds is welcome to join. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 12 Blueberry Hill Road. A $10 donation is welcome for materials, speakers and training costs. Information: 714-1322 or dale@vmaguire.com.

MOMS CLUB

The East chapter of MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club of Amherst meets 9:15-11:15 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The West chapter meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Both groups’ meetings convene in the basement of the First Baptist Church of Amherst, 25½ Middle St.

MOMS Club of Amherst is a chapter of MOMS Club International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting stay-at-home mothers and their children. Our sister chapters offer play groups, outings, craft days, cookie decorating days, various special-interest offerings (coffee, book, exercise, scrap booking and recipe clubs), a babysitting co-op, community service/fund raising opportunities, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out. Children are welcome at all events. Information: sites.google.com/site/amherstmomsclub or amherstmomsclub@yahoo.com.

BEDFORD

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

An Alzheimer’s Support Group for caregivers, families and friends of those with Alzheimer’s meets from 10-11 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Arbors of Bedford, 70 Hawthorne Drive. Shirley Gordon, Dementia/Alzheimer’s consultant and caregiver, leads this support group. To attend a meeting, RSVP to Kate Murry at 647-9300 or kmurray@arborsofbedford.com.

BEDFORD LYME DISEASE COUNCIL

The Bedford Lyme Disease Council holds meetings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the Richmond Room at the Bedford Public Library. This is a walk-in opportunity for anyone seeking information and/or guidance regarding Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. This meeting offers a monthly opportunity to get accurate, helpful information about this widespread and often debilitating illness. Information: David Hunter, 606-2800.

GREATER MANCHESTER LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

The Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bedford Presbyterian Church in the downstairs Activity Room. The meetings provide information, support and guidance to those suffering with Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. Lyme patients are welcome to bring along friends or family. Information: David Hunter at 606-2800.

MOMS CLUB OF BEDFORD

The MOMS Club of Bedford is a chapter of the International MOMS Club, which is devoted to supporting all moms, whether at home or working, through providing activities. The local chapter offers a wide range of activities for moms and their children, including monthly member socials, park outings, play groups, trips to the farms, local play spaces and moms’ nights out. They are also committed to service projects within our community throughout the year. Each month, the group holds a member social. Individuals interested in learning more about the MOMS Club of Bedford are invited to attend. The monthly socials are a great place to meet other local moms and learn a little more about the club. Information: bedfordareamomsclub@yahoo.com.

SPEDPAC MEETINGS

SpedPac of Bedford, a parent partnership that furthers awareness, education and support for special needs children and their families, meets 7-9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bedford Safety Complex. Registration: info@spedpacofbedford.org or spedpacofbedford.org.

BROOKLINE

AA MEETINGS

An AA meeting is held from 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Community Church, 2 Main St. Information: 398-1950.

MANCHESTER

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Family, friends and caregivers who are caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are invited to attend an Easter Seals Alzheimer’s support group meeting, held 4-5:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 555 Auburn St. Free and open to the public. RSVP required if you plan to bring your loved one, who can spend time with staff and participants of the Adult Day Program while you attend. Information: Jason at 621-3460.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT

The Memory Lane Cafe, open to the public, is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia and their families can come together for socialization and peer to peer support from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cashin Senior Center, 151 Douglas St., Manchester. For information or to make a reservation: Shirley Gordon at 647-6390 or shirlgrdn@yahoo.com.

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP

Manage depression, anxiety and other emotional problems with the cognitive-behavioral method from the nonprofit Recovery International. Learn and practice this self-help method at open weekly meetings, held 7-9 p.m., Mondays at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, 401 Cypress St. Participants enter the parking lot from Auburn Street and park and enter at the Cypress Center side of the building. Ring the doorbell, and the attendant will buzz you in; say you are here for the recovery group. The meeting room is straight ahead down the hall as you enter. No required fee, no reservations necessary. Program is designed to work in conjunction with professional mental health services. Recovery International is not affiliated with any religion or belief system and is operated entirely by non-professionals. Information: Marilyn at 624-0086 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org/system/our-method.asp.

BIRTHRIGHT OF MANCHESTER

Birthright, 307 Kelley St., is a free, confidential, nonjudgmental service for pregnant women. Free pregnancy tests, maternity clothing and baby clothing are available. Information: 668-3443.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

A support group for those caring for an aging loved one meets from 4-5:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 555 Auburn St. Free. RSVP required if you plan to bring your loved one who can spend time with our staff and participants of our Adult Day Program while you attend. Information: Jason at 621-3460.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS

Debtors Anonymous meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St. There are no dues or fees. Information: 622-9813.

MILFORD

ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living & Memory Care, 43 Ledgewood Drive, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Family Support Group at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Information: Phyllis Smith at 672-5037.

LA LECHE LEAGUE

La Leche League meetings provide mothers with a chance to have an open discussion with other breast-feeding mothers. Pregnant mothers, mothers with babies and toddlers, and other women interested in breast-feeding are welcome. The Milford LLL meets on the second Thursday evening of the month. Information: Alyson at 889-9024.

TOPS MEETINGS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Community House, 5 Union St. We are a support group for people who want to lose weight. All are welcome. Call Diane Fawcett-Ohlson at 672-3184 or JoAnn Bonzar at 352-4415.

REGIONAL

COMMUNITY ACTION FOR SAFE TEENS

The mission of Community Action for Safe Teens is to prevent youth substance use and promote healthy choices for youths throughout the Souhegan Valley. The committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley serves Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton. CAST meets from 3:30-5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Milford Ambulance Center. Information: castnh.org or cast@svbgc.org.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

Open to families, caregivers or anyone wishing to learn more about dementia. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Monadnock Room at Summerhill Assisted Living, 183 Old Dublin Road, Peterborough. RSVP: info@summerhillal.com.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you aren’t hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous can help. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Get meeting information at oanewhampshire.org or oa.org, or call 1-801-201-8720 or 434-7578 (Derry).

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

Parents Without Partners is a support and social group devoted to the welfare and interest of single parents and their children. Information: pwp1239.org.

PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR LBGT PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

The Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency is launching a support group for men and women 18 and older who have experienced the emotional difficulties when identifying as an LGBT person with mental health challenges. They will meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 64 Beaver St., Keene. There is no charge. This drop-in group will be facilitated by trained female and male peer co-facilitators. The only attendance requirement is to arrive on time. Information: Damien Licata, MAPS executive director, 352-5093.

SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP

The Scleroderma Support Group helps people with scleroderma and their families through support programs, physician referrals and educational resources. Information: Jean Chapman at 465-7647.