Some of life’s challenges respond to a quick fix of familiarity. All you need is a friend’s kind words, a co-worker’s advice, or a sister’s embrace. Other challenges call for something a bit different. You might need a fresh perspective, emotional distance or more resources.
In the face of serious health events, emotional issues, or adjustments, people may find help from strangers. A good support group promotes a person’s growth through honest expression, reflection, and discussion. It offers a balance of structure and freedom. A group gives support and resources for “success” without dictating the terms.
ACS Information Center: FREE, confidential information about cancer issues. 685-2572
Bereavement and Grief Support Groups: 688.6220
Family Caregiver Support Group: 686.0804
Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation (GARF): Groups for men, women and teens. 686.8071
Men and Women Living with Cancer: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 - 7 pm at the hospital. 688.1950
Survivors of Suicide Support Groups: Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition offers two new support groups for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Both groups are called Survivors of Suicide, however one group is geared toward teens and the other is open to all ages. The Survivors of Suicide Support Groups take place 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fi rst and third Thursdays of each month at the Gillette College main building, Rooms 153 and 155. For more information, contact Keith Howard at 307.696.8029.