Some Local Support Groups

From the Mental Health of America Augusta August Newsletter


Survivors of Suicide Loss:  Peer-to-Peer Support Group

Location: Staunton Augusta YMCA

708 N. Coalter St.

Staunton, Va.  24401

Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Facilitator: Brooke Anderson at 404.617.0448 or

This group is for suicide loss survivors. Everyone in the group, including the facilitator, have had someone close to them die by suicide and knows how devastating that experience can be. The group helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide cope and help in the process of living the healthiest life possible. You can come and just listen to others, or tell your story. Either way, the choice is yours.


Grandparents Support Group

Location: Christ United Methodist Church

1512 Churchville Ave.

Staunton, Va. 24401

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm, 2nd Friday of each month (except April, July, and November)

Contact: Mary Engleman at 885.1257 or Maggie Campbell at 540.256.1320

This group is for grandparents raising their grandchildren enduring the stress of caregiving. Participants will receive support, education on topics and resources of interest, and feel less stressed. Childcare is provided for children age 6 months to 12 years old through the Parents Night Out Program.


NAMI Family to Family Support Group

Location: Augusta County Library
1759 Jefferson Highway
Fishersville, Va.

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month

Contact: Sherry Zehr, 540.447.4949

This group is for family members or close friends that have a family member living with a mental illness. Everyone in the group, including the facilitator has a family member or loved one that experiences a mental illness. This is a place that families can come together to share experience and listen to others.