Support Groups

BRIDGES Support Groups


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

1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave.
Call (808) 947-5558

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Support Group 1

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 Macey (808) 383-2644 or Mike (808) 779-7358

Compassionate Communication Class

2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
Call (808) 947-5558

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Support Group 2

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Hawaii Self-Storage Conference Room, 2909 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
Call Bud (808) 947-5558

Writers in recovery

To be announced.

Central Leeward Support Group

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

Kailua, Windward Oahu Support Group

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Kailua Recreation Center, Arts & Crafts Room, 21 S Kainalu Dr., Kailua
Call (808) 947-5558

Keeping the Peace, Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) Support Group

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
91-1078 Yorktown St, Kapolei Vets Housing
Call Tynette (808) 688-8801

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder Group

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

Anxiety and Depression Class

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

OCD Support Group

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

Resilient Women’s Support Group

1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
928 Nuuanu Ave, Lower Level, Honolulu
Call Susan (808) 330-4383

Maui

Wailuku Support Group

2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 10:30 AM to 12 Noon
Wailuku Banyan Tree Park, corner of Market and Vineyard Street
Call Susan (808) 276-7523

Kihei Support Group

Call for information
Call Bud (808) 947-5558 or Susan (808) 276-7523

Big Island

Hilo Support Group

Call for information
Call (808) 947-5558

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