A support group saved my life 6 years ago. I was suicidal and hospitalized and after I returned home I started heading for the bottom again. It had to be my Lord that motivated me to go to a support group and that was the beginning of my recovery. I now facilitate a NAMI Connection support group. NAMi provides classes and support groups for people with a mental illness and separate classes and support groups for their family members, at no cost. All classes and groups are lead by trained people with shared experience with group members. We are not a therapy group, we don't dwell on the past, we don't use the word should, tell people what to do or how to feel. It's a safe place to share experiences and encourage each other. I've seen lives changed by people helping people, and it can be a very emotional experience for me to be a part of it. If you go to nami.org you can read about programs and find out what"s available in your area. I'm also part of the In Our Own Voice program where 2 of us in recovery share our stories with groups in the community.