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Support Groups

  • Suicide as a Language of Pain

  • Let It Go

  • You Are Not Alone

  • Community Meal

  • Hearing Voices Network

  • Writing Group

  • Origami Story Club

Things to Know
  • Please check our Peer Connection Calendars for holidays and other updates

  • No referral is needed

  • Groups are open to adults over the age of 18

  • All groups are offered free of charge

  • All groups are confidential

Suicide as a Language of Pain (SLOP)

Fridays, 9:30AM-11:00AM Virtual

For survivors by survivors

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

 

What: SLOP is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

 

Why: Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

 

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor

 

This group meets Fridays from 9:30AM-11AM  

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/94662476019

Meeting ID: 946 6247 6019

Let It Go 

Mondays, 10:30 AM, In-person at our NE Portland Peer Connection Center

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM, In-person at our Oregon City Peer Connection Center

This group is modeled after Intentional Peer Support Co-Reflections. It is a space to discuss things that are challenging and receive support from our peer community. This group meets at 4837 NE Couch St. Portland, OR and at 710 6th St, Oregon City, OR.

You Are Not Alone - YANA

Mondays, 2:00 PM, Virtual

YANA is a group for people who struggle with agoraphobia, isolation, social anxiety, depression, anxiety and loneliness. This is primarily a social group with discussions about feelings of loneliness, fear of the outside world, coping skills, shared stories and hope. 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/94662476019

Meeting ID: 946 6247 6019

Community Meal

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12:00 PM, In-person at the NE Portland Peer Connection Center

The peer members at our Free To Be Me program work together to create a meal every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4837 NE Couch St Portland, OR.  Meal preparation begins in the morning. If you would like to eat with us, please arrive by 11AM. 

Hearing Voices Network - USA

Virtual on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 PM

In-person - See Peer Connection Center Calendar

Do you experience voices, visions, have intense energy or navigate through exploratory states of consciousness? You are certainly not alone! In this group we explore the signifigance of these experiences together in an open, non-judgmental way. 

Affiliated with Portland Hearing Voices, we are providing online Hearing Voices:

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82718505172

Meeting ID: 827 1850 5172

In-person Meeting

At our "Free To Be Me" Peer Connection Center at 4837 NE Couch St. Please see the Peer Connections page for the calendar. 

Writing Group 

Thursdays, 10:30 AM, In-person

This is a creative writing group held weekly at our Free To Be Me Peer Support Center. This group meets at 4837 NE Couch St. Portland, OR. 

Origami Story Club 

Tuesdays, 6:30PM, Virual

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/94662476019

Meeting ID: 946 6247 6019

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