What are peer-support-groups?"Support groups - also often referred to as self-help groups - are groups of people who gather to share common problems and experiences associated with a particular problem, condition, illness, or personal circumstance. In a support group, people are able to talk with other folks who are like themselves - people who truly understand what they're going through and can share the type of practical insights that can only come from firsthand experience." With such intent we are launching:
- a small anonymous voluntary group of female survivors of sexual assault/rape
- support group for male/female students who have grown up in families struggling with alcoholism.
Members of each group can meet and be facilitated to help overcome challenges together. Meetings for groups will be periodic (based on availability of members) and facilitated by a mental health counselor periodically on-campus, otherwise self-efficient. Materials/topics for the sessions if requested will be provided along with guidelines and ground rules suggestions that the group will establish for itself in the beginning.
If you are interested, you need to contact the office of student support & counseling services for an appointment to find the right group arrangement for you. You can send an e-mail of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.