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Group Hope welcomes those who need a place to feel safe in discussing their feelings of sadness, hopelessness, confusion, and grief. It is not just another support group. It is a lifeline to people seeking understanding. Come and find the support you need.
Meetings, which are completely free of charge, are held in Rockford, Belvidere, DeKalb, Dixon, Oregon, and Rochelle, Illinois. Check the Support Group Calendar for location, dates, and times.
Group Hope's peer- and facilitator-led meetings encourage those suffering from depression to reach out to people experiencing the same problems, people who truly understand.
What can I gain from
attending a meeting?
- New hope
- Trusting relationships
- Ways to express yourself to others
Not sure if you should attend?
- Do you have feelings of sadness, confusion, or hopelessness?
- Is something deep inside bothering you?
- Are you often sad or irritable?
- Are you no longer interested in things you once enjoyed?
- Is life no longer worth living?
Here's what you can expect
during a Group Hope meeting
- A warm welcome
- A 90-minute meeting
- The freedom to speak or listen
- People who will listen
- Advice only when requested
- Work towards our ultimate goal: Recovery
The Mental Health Association of the Rock River Valley works to promote mental health,
prevent mental illness, provide public information and education, improve care and treatment,
and offer hope and support to people experiencing mental and emotional problems.
Support for People with Depression
or Bipolar Disorder
in Northern Illinois
A Program of the Mental Health Association of Rock River Valley