JCUMC DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

Approximately 6 billion families live with or care for a loved one with dementia. For this reason, JCUMC offers a support group for those affected.   This is a safe space to share feelings, frustrations, anger and grief.  Most important it is a time for comfort, understanding and information.  Jean Taff facilitates the group.  She is an Advanced Practice Nurse in psychiatry with extensive experience caring for geriatric people.

Dementia Support meets every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Room 202. 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

JCUMC Grief Support Group

Thursdays from 11:30 am-1:00 PM

Please call (770)497-8215 for information on where the group is meeting. For more information email Bob Bell.

After the loss of a loved one, we experience a variety of emotions and life changing events. Helping one another through support and encouragement is the foundation for this group. Wherever you find yourself on this journey through grief, you are welcome to come.

WALKING THROUGH GRIEF

When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward. Having been down this road, we want to give back. We want to reach out to those who are earlier on this road. We cannot make your pain go away, nor can we provide answers for you. What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to walk through your grief journey.

Grief, in our opinion, falls into two categories: grief that can be solved with time or money, and grief that cannot be solved. If you leave your favorite coat on a plane, with time and money you can replace it and the grief will slowly fade. However, with the loss of a loved one - whether a spouse, a parent, a child or a sibling - no time and no amount of money will make this grief go away. This is why seeking support for the grief journey is helpful. It is a place where you can find others who are grieving and provides an opportunity for mutual support.

* COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS - FOR PARENTS GRIEVING CHILDREN AT ANY LIFE STAGE

The second group is for parents who have lost a child before birth, at birth, as a child, as a teen, or as an adult. It meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in Room 204. For more information please contact us via email at CompassionateFriends@JohnsCreekUmc.org.

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NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

DEPRESSION AND BI-POLAR SUPPORT GROUP (DBSA)

There is a lot of misunderstanding about depression and - especially - bipolar disorder.  Both can be isolating illnesses, but the DBSA support group can help you connect with others who have been there as well. DBSA meets every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are currently held via ZOOM. For more information, contact Chris Irwin (770)365-4975.

 

PFLAG

PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Many people don't know where to turn when a child, family member, friend, or other loved one comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+). PFLAG chapters provide support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies, including co-workers, teachers, doctors, and others who wish to better understand and support them.

PFLAG provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. The group now has a separate group for teens and younger adults. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the Education Building. All are welcome. For more information, contact us at pflagjohnscreek@gmail.com

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT

Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month  at 7:00pm via ZOOM. For more information contact Chet Burdick chetburdick@bellsouth.net

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ADDICTION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT GROUPS

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA)

NA is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

This group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 pm in Room 203 and every Saturday at 10:00am in Room 203 of the Education Building.

For more information, email nac@johnscreekumc.org or visit the national website: na.org

 

NAR-ANON (CODEPENDENCY GROUP)

Nar-Anon is a fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.

Nar-Anon meets on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in Room 209 of the Education Building.

 

 

For more information on any of the supports groups that meet at Johns Creek UMC, Contact Pam McCurdy