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Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County schedule

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) has released its schedule.

All groups are free and take place at the MHA, Gateway Center rear, 31 Water St., Door 14, Jamestown. To learn more, call 661-9044 or visit MHAChautauqua.org or facebook.com/MHAChautauqua.

The MHA in Jamestown opens at 9 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Closing times are Mondays, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 2 p.m.

Mondays

9:30-10:30 a.m., Cognitive Recovery Peer Support Group: Self-help based on changing your thinking.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Recovery Cooking Group: Group led by Chef Sean Jones.

12-1 p.m., Self Help and Advocacy Peer Support Group: Skills building group focused on advocacy and boundaries.

6-7 p.m., Family Support Group

7-8 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous: Our Choice Peer Support Group: 12-Step Recovery Program.

7:30-9 p.m., Recoveryoga Group: Exploring recovery in mind, body, and soul.

Tuesdays

9:30-10:30 a.m., Refuge Recovery Peer Support Group: Recovery program based on Buddhist principles of mindfulness and meditation.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Anger Management Group: Develop and discuss skills for dealing with anger; call first 661-9044.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Women’s PTSD Support Group: Focus on developing skills to heal trauma for women in recovery; call first 661-9044.

12:10-1 p.m., AA Living Sober Peer Support Group: 12-step recovery group based on the book.

1-2 p.m., Men’s PTSD Peer Support Group: Focus on developing skills to heal trauma for men in recovery; call first 661-9044.

1-2 p.m., Women’s Peer Support Group: Open topic support group for women; call first (716) 661-9044.

2-3 p.m., PTSD Peer Support Group: Focus on developing skills to heal trauma for people in recovery.

2-3 p.m., Chapel: With pastors from two different denominations at each service

3-4 p.m., Peacemakers Support Group: faith-based approach to learn how to be peaceful in interactions with others.

3-4 p.m., CRAFT Support Group: In collaboration with UPMC Chautauqua; Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) teaches family and friends effective strategies for helping their loved one to change and for feeling better themselves.

5:30-7 p.m., STQP (Southern Tier Queer Peers): A wellness group for the LGBTQIA+ community to support your peers through resources, acceptance, and stories.

Wednesdays

10-11 a.m., Knitting for Wellbeing: The focus and repetitive action of knitting helps with wellness recovery. A starter kit is provided, no experience is necessary, both men and women are encouraged to participate.

10-10:50 a.m., Recovery Crafts: A group that uses crafts to support recovery.

11-11:50 a.m., Mental Health 101: Basics of mental health vocabulary, theory and application.

11 a.m.-noon, Mom Tribe: Education and support for expecting and new mothers. (not currently meeting because of schedule issues)

(NEW) 12-1 p.m. Active Parenting: Certified parenting courses from Prevention Works; call first (716) 661-9044.

1-1:45 p.m., Self Help and Advocacy Peer Support Group: Skills building group focused on advocacy and boundaries.

2-3 p.m., We Believe Support Group: A 12 Step recovery group based on biblical principles.

5:30-7 p.m., Chautauqua County Alternatives to Suicide: A support group for people who have struggled with suicide attempts or thoughts.

7-8 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous: Our Choice Peer Support Group: 12-Step Recovery Program.

Thursdays

9:30-10:30 a.m., Mindfulness Peer Support Group: Meditation skills and group meditation.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Recovery Focus Peer Support Group: Mental health topic oriented discussion focusing on skills for achieving and maintaining recovery.

12-12:50 p.m., Beyond Stigma Peer Support Group: Focus on the brain and the way active addiction changes the body. Discussion on perception of experience.

2-3 p.m., PTSD/Poetry Group: Trauma group using poetry to find healing.

6-7 p.m., Parents of Angels Peer Support Group: For parents who have experienced the death of a child. (first and third Thursdays only)

6-7 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous Surrender to Serenity Peer Support Group: 12-step recovery program.

7-8 p.m., SMART Recovery Peer Support Group: 4-Point Program that helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors.

7-8 p.m., Women’s PTSD Peer Support Group: focuses on developing skills to heal trauma for people in recovery; call first (716) 661-9044.

Fridays

10-11 a.m., Learning to Live Again Peer Support Group: Chemical dependency group focused on the book of the same title.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Resume Workshop: focusing on developing strong resumes for people in recovery. Interviewing skills are also explored.

12-1 p.m., MARS Project Peer Support Group: Medication-Assisted Recovery Services, a program that began at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

7-8 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous: Our Choice Peer Support Group: 12-Step Recovery Program.

Saturdays

10-11 a.m., AA Living Sober Peer Support Group: Meditation or topic meeting.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Common Bonds Peer Support Group: Self-help open discussion on recovery in daily living.

1-2 p.m., RUS/Treatment Court Support Group: Peer support focused on court programs.

Sundays

(NEW) 7-8 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous: Our Choice Peer Support Group: 12-Step Recovery Program.

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