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ADOPTION
  • Birthparent Group
    Gahanna Public Library
    310 Granville Street
    Gahanna, OH 43230
    Contact Kate Livingston ohiobirthparents@gmail.com
  • All Adoption Group (for adoptees, adoptive parents and birthparents)
    Karl Road Library
    5590 Karl Road, Columbus, OH, 43229,
    Contact Kate Livingston ohiobirthparents@gmail.com
    Meetings second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
ALCOHOLISM
  • Find Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings  in Central Ohio.
  • Al-Anon (offers supports for friends and families of problem drinkers)
    To find a support group, call 1-888-425-2666 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ALZHEIMER’S
BARIATRICS
  • Mount Carmel Hospital West
    Columbus,  MSB Auditorium
    (614) 234-5433
    1st Monday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Call for location

  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza
    2050 Kenny Road, Columbus
    (614) 293-2888
    1st and 4th Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. (post-op)
DEPRESSION Support Groups
  • Overbrook Presbyterian Church
    4131 N. High St.
    1st and 3rd Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.
    North Central Mental Health Services
    1301 N. High St. (enter side door facing south side parking lot);
    2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
GRIEF
  • Compassionate Friends—Provides support following the death of a child

    Meeting Info: 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm
    Meeting Address: Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229-6423 

    Meeting Info: 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
    Meeting Address: FCMH Medical Office Building 2, 1510 Columbus Ave, Washington Court House, OH 43160

    Notes: The FCMH Medical Office Building is separate from the Fayette County Memorial Hospital 

    Meeting Address: First Congregational United Church of Christ , 200 N Main St, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-2410 

    Meeting Info: 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00 pm
    Meeting Address: Senior Citzens Center, 187 S. Spring St, Logan, OH 43138

MENTAL ILLNESS: FAMILIES IN TOUCH-SUPPORT GROUPS FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
  • Concord Counseling Services
    774 Park Meadow Road, Westerville
    2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon.
    For information, call Jennifer Sheets at (614) 882-9338 ext. 235
  • North Community Counseling Centers
    Held at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Room 300, Worthington
    2nd and 4th Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m.
    For more information, call Tammy Barber at (614) 846-2588 ext. 2224
  • West Side Meetings, co-sponsored by Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Community Support Network
    Hilltop Library, 511 Hague Ave.
    1st Monday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    For information, call Ed Desmond, at (614) 752-0333 ext. 5700
  • North Side Meetings, co-sponsored by North Central Mental Health Services
    Family Focus, 40 W. Spruce St.
    Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact Don Schmidt at (614) 299-6600, ext. 3614.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
  • GOALS: Giving OCD Sufferers Alternative Lifestyles
    Worthington United Methodist Church, Third Floor
    600 High Street, Worthington, 43085
    First and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Mental Health America, Franklin County chapter (MHAFC). For more information, please visit www.mhafc.org or call Tonya Fulwider, Program Director at 614-221-1441 x104.

SCHIZOPHRENICS ANONYMOUS
  • North: Worthington Methodist Church
    600 N. High St. Room 317, Worthington
    Mondays (weekly) 5:30-7 p.m.
    For more information, call Laura Wagner at (614) 846-2588 ext. 2229.
  • East: Pathway Clubhouse
    1203 E. Broad St.
    Wednesdays (weekly) 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    For more information, call Mike Stalego at (614) 251-7820
  • Central: Held at Southeast, Inc.
    16 W. Long St., Second Floor.
    Fridays (weekly) 1-2 p.m.
    For more information, call Bonnie Baker at (614) 224-0990 ext. 1116
  • Northeast, held at Concord Counseling
    774 Park Meadow Road
    Wednesdays (weekly) 5-6 p.m.
    For further information, call Sarah Filanowski at (614) 882-9338 ext. 233
SUICIDE SUPPORT
  • Survivors of Suicide
    192 S. Princeton Ave., Columbus
    Contact Carol Stewart at (614) 279-9382
    Meets monthly
  • Survivors of Suicide
    Concord Counseling Center
    924 Eastwind Dr., Westerville
    Contact Linda DeStefano at (614) 882-9338
    Meets monthly
  • People of Color Survivors of Suicide (POCSOS)
    Meets at OSU Hospitals East, lower level near the cafeteria, on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Does not meet in the summer. Call (614) 231-7880 for information