Support Groups

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BRIDGES Support Groups

UPDATE: Support groups are going online

Please join us for a weekly virtual support group, currently planned to recur every Tuesday 1pm-230pm. Please fill out the form below to sign up for this support group which will be focused on stress management, socialization and mindfulness during the COVID-19 pandemic. To receive information on how to call into the group each week, please fill out the form below every week that you would like to attend (call in or teleconference information may change from week to week). Please click here and complete this form.  Please find our contact us page here. Or call (808) 947-5558 with any other questions.


BRIDGES stands for Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support. The BRIDGES program was founded by the Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association. The BRIDGES program includes education classes and support groups. BRIDGES support groups are facilitated by trained class members from the BRIDGES Education Course. They are based on the

Principles of Support

  1. I believe there are sources of inner strength that will sustain me in times of crisis.
  2. I believe there are people who will care for and support me in my progress toward recovery.
  3. I accept that I have been diagnosed with a mental illness. For this, I will not blame myself.
  4. I will forgive myself and others for mistakes of the past. Through this struggle to forgive, I will move forward in my recovery.
  5. I understand and acknowledge that this mental illness has an impact on every aspect of my life.
  6. I will recognize and let go of those things I cannot control.
  7. I accept responsibility for my own recovery: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
  8. I choose to live in the present rather than dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future.
  9. I will set myself up to succeed by building on reasonable expectations for myself and others.
  10. I choose to rediscover and rebuild myself, to be proud of who I am and to grow in my relationships with others.

Oahu

Self-Esteem Group CANCELLED

1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave.
Call (808) 947-5558

United Self-Help Book Club CANCELLED

2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave.
Call Ron (808) 947-5558

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Support Group 1 CANCELLED

1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Mo’ili’ili Community Center, 2535 S. King St. Room 104, behind Down to Earth
Call  (808) 947-5558

Writers in recovery CANCELLED

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
Call (808) 947-5558

Keeping the Peace, Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) Support Group CANCELLED

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
91-1078 Yorktown St, Kapolei Vets Housing
Call Tynette (808) 597-7505

Men’s Support Group CANCELLED

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave.
Call Michael (808) 551-0405 or (808) 947-5558

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder Group CANCELLED

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave.
Call Bud (808) 947-5558 or Bill (808) 343-9200

Anxiety and Depression Class CANCELLED

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Waikiki Health Center, 277 Ohua Ave. Honolulu, Room 205H
Call (808) 947-5558

Central Leeward Support Group CANCELLED

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Leeward Community Mental Health Center, 860 4th Street, Pearl City (across District Court)
Also 2nd Friday of the month 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM outside of the Leeward Health Center at Blaisdell Park
Call Laurette (808) 456-9579 or Phil (808) 620-1336

Resilient Women’s Support Group CANCELLED

1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave.
Call  (808) 852-8501 or (808) 947-5558

Hawaii Certified Peer Specialist Support Group CANCELLED

Call  (808) 947-5558 for time and location

OCD Support Group CANCELLED

2nd Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Mary Star of the Sea School, 4470 Aliikoa St, Honolulu
Call Ginny (808) 261-6987 or Gordon (808) 228-7746

Maui

Wailuku Support Group CANCELLED

Call Susan (808) 276-7523 for time and location

Kihei Support Group CANCELLED

Call Susan (808) 276-7523 for time and location

Big Island

Hilo Support Group CANCELLED

Call (808) 947-5558 for time and location

Kona Support Group CANCELLED

Call (808) 936-9091 for time and location

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