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Support Groups

Due to Covid 19, there are no face to face support groups currently occurring on the campus

Explore our Support Groups

From time to time, we all need the support of others to help us through difficult times. Sometimes being able to get another person's perspective or just being heard is all it takes. For this purpose, Butler Hospital hosts a variety of free weekly and monthly community support groups on the hospital’s campus (campus map and directions).

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Rhode Island’s Phase 3 guidelines and restrictions, in-person community support groups at Butler Hospital’s Ray Conference Center are temporarily on hiatus. Information about on-line support groups and services is available on the websites below.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-anon is a support group for men and women with a family member, friend, or loved one who struggles with alcohol addiction.

Rhode Island Chapter of Al-Anon (Family Groups)
For questions or more information, call (401) 781-0044.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. To learn more and find other meetings, visit Alcoholics Anonymous on Rhode Island.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Women's Meeting
For women recovering from or wanting to recover from an addiction to alcohol.
Rhode Island Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous
Anxiety and Depression Group
This peer-run meeting aids in relating to others and making meaningful discoveries in dealing with anxiety and depression. For questions or more information, email Dylan at dylanb007@cox.net.
Family Connections™ (For Families & Loved Ones of Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder)

Family Connections is a 12-week course that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Focusing on issues that are specific to BPD, it is hosted in a community setting and led by trained group leaders who are usually family members of relatives with BPD. This course is provided free of charge. Learn more about Family Connections

MDDA-DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Self-help Group
A support group for men and women with bipolar disorder. Visit Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance site for more information, call the MDDA Office at (401) 309-7575.
NAMI Family and Connection Recovery Support Groups
NAMI's Family Support Groups provide free, peer-led groups for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. NAMI's Connection Recovery Support Groups are for those living with a mental illness. Most groups meet monthly for about 90 minutes and you don't need to register to attend. Find locations and times of their Family to Family groups in your area, or contact NAMI at (401) 331-3060 or info@namirhodeisland.org.
Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a self-help group for men and women recovering from or wanting to recover from an addiction to drugs.
Rhode Island Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous
For questions or more information, call the Rhode Island Narcotics Anonymous Office at (401) 461-1110.
OCD & Related Disorders Educational Lecture
Series Sponsored by the Rhode Island Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation

The mission of OCD Rhode Island is to help individuals affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Their goal is to raise awareness, increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. Learn more  about OCD RI’s programs.
SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)
SMART Recovery is a support group for men and women recovering from, or considering recovering from, an addiction to substances, addictive behaviors, or both.

For questions or more information, call 1-866-951-5357.
SS (Suicide Survivors) Hope Group

SS Hope is a peer led support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. This survivor's support group has provided comfort and encouragement to its members for the past eight years and includes participants in various stages of suicide grief recovery. It is open to adults and teens accompanied by an adult who have experienced a loss due to suicide.

For further information, please contact Neil Kiely at (401) 523-7051 or Laurie Kiely at (401) 451-6789.