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ANXIETY / PANIC ATTACKS / AGORAPHOBIA / PHOBIAS

 

To do a group search, simply scroll down to your County. If there are no appropriate groups, check your surrounding counties. (Click here for a map of New Jersey).  If you know of a group that should be included in the listing, or if you encounter incorrect data, please contact us at 1-800-367-6274 or 973-989-1122. E-mail Wendy.

If you are interested in starting a group, contact the Clearinghouse.  We can help!

ATLANTIC

Living with Anxiety Support Group * Support for men and women to prevent and recover from anxiety. Meets Wed., 6pm, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 306 South Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Before attending call Carolyn Quinn 609-652-3800 (day).

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 2nd Mon., 7-8:30pm, Absecon United Methodist Church, Pitney Rd. and Church St., Absecon. For meeting information call 609-927-0215 (day).

BERGEN  

Emotions Anonymous 12-Step. Fellowship sharing experiences, hopes and strengths in order to gain better emotional health. Deals with anxiety, fears, anger, depression, etc. Donation $2/mtg. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Tues. and Thurs., 7:15pm, First Presbyterian Church, 64 Passaic St. (use right side entrance), Hackensack. Call Sam 201-785-3963 (day).

 

GROW * Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meetings vary, 2pm, For Us/By Us Self-Help Center, 40 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. Before attending call John 732-228-0932 (day).

 

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org E-mail: dy61em@comcast.net

Hasbrouck Heights Wed., 8pm, First Reformed Church, Washington Pl. and Burton Ave. Call Philip 201-261-7044

Ridgewood Fri., 1:30pm, Christ Church, 105 Cottage Place. Call Ann 845-268-3427 (day).

BURLINGTON

Find Your Voice * Support for men and women with social anxiety disorder. Membership dues $15 for 13 week session (room rental, handouts, advertising, etc.). Meets Mon., 6:30pm, Bordentown. For meeting information check website. Call 856-264-9664. Website: http://www.findyourvoice.org E-mail: support@findyourvoicenj.org

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon., 7-8:30pm, Hampton Hospital, 650 Rancocas Rd., Westampton. Call Carolyn Burke 609-477-5340 (day).

 

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org

Marlton Mon. and Thurs., 7pm and Wed., noon, Prince of Peace Church, 61 Rte 70 East. Call John 856-983-7291.

Moorestown Meets Mon., 10am, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 318 Chester Ave. Call Cindy 215-816-2338. E-mail: swimsun3comcast.net`

Westampton Tues., 7pm, Hampton Hospital, 650 Rancocas Rd. Call John 856-983-7291.

 

CAMDEN

 

Depression / Anxiety Support Group Support for anyone suffering from depression and/or anxiety to support one another in an effort to remain healthy, share common problems and concerns. Rap sessions, phone help and literature. Meets various days in Berlin. For meeting information call Rhonda 856-768-2030 (day) or Nancy 856-768-1258 (weekend). E-mail: rhonielee@aol.com

Find Your Voice * Support for men and women with social anxiety disorder. Membership dues $15 for 13 week session (room rental, handouts, advertising, etc.). Meets Tues., 7pm, Barrington. For meeting information check website. Call 856-264-9664. Website: http://www.findyourvoice.org E-mail: support@findyourvoicenj.org

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 2nd and 4th Wed., 3-4pm, Donald Mays Jr. Self-Help Center, 204 White Horse Pike, Barrington. Call 856-429-9940.

New Beginnings Support Group * Mutual support and education for persons with mood disorders and their families. Also open to persons with anxiety disorders and dually-diagnosed. Group for families and friends plus young adults ages 19-35. Opportunity to discuss successes in dealing with various symptoms. Meets Wed., 11am-12:50pm; Mon. and Thurs., 7-8:50pm, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 North Warwick Rd., Magnolia. For meeting information call Doug 1-877-313-5050 or check website for meeting information. Website: http://www.nbgroup.org E-mail: newbeginningsnj@gmail.com

 

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Meets Sat., 11:30am, Starting Point, 215 Highland Ave., Westmont. Call Kathy 856-220-5079. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org

CUMBERLAND

GROW Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression anxiety and other mental health problems. Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets Wed., 12:30pm and Thurs., 7pm, New Horizons Self-Help Center, 63 Myrtle St., Vineland. Before attending call Margo 732-575-5766.

NAMI Connection Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 3rd Mon., 7-9pm, Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 East Chestnut Ave., Vineland. Before attending call Tony Cotto 856-691-1205 ext. 115 (day).

ESSEX

GROW Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. A caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility, and recovery. Meetings vary, 4:30pm, Pleasant Moments Self-Help Center, 465-475 Broadway, Newark. Before attending call Caroline 732-295-1545 (day).

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Meets Tues., 8pm, Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St., Maplewood. Call Hal 973-762-0764. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org E-mail: dy61em@comcast.net

GLOUCESTER

Find Your Voice * Support for men and women with social anxiety disorder. Membership dues $15 for 13 week session (room rental, handouts, advertising, etc.). Meets Mon., 7pm,  Malaga. For meeting information check website. Call 856-264-9664. Website: http://www.findyourvoice.org E-mail: support@findyourvoicenj.org

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Families welcome. Meets Fri., 10-11am, James Johnson Memorial Library, 670 Ward Dr., Deptford.  Call Barry 856-848-8715. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org

MERCER

GROW Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. A caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility, and recovery. Meets Thurs., 6pm, Reach Out/Speak Out, 2100 E. State St., Hamilton. Before attending call Caroline 732-295-1545 (day).

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 2nd and 4th Tues., 7-8:30pm, NAMI Mercer, Lawrence Commons, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville. Pre-registration required. Before attending call 609-799-8994 (day). Website: http://www.namimercer.org

New Perspectives Mutual support for persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or panic attacks. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets every other Mon., 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Washington Crossing. For meeting date call David Hughes 609-818-0177 (eve). Website: http://www.hughes13.com E-mail: david.hughes419@gmail.com

PUSH Mutual support and encouragement for persons with anxiety and phobias. Donation $2 per/mtg. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Mon., 7-8pm, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 465 Paxson Ave., Hamilton Square. Call 609-213-1585.

MIDDLESEX

Spiritual Peer Support Group * Christian-based. * Peer support for persons who are suffering from any kind of psychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, bipolar, post-partum stress disorder and schizophrenia. Open to people of any faith. Guest speakers. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Tues., 8-9pm and Fri., 4-5pm (except June, July, Aug.), Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park. Call church to confirm meeting 732-249-7349 (day).

MONMOUTH

Anxiety, Phobia and Panic Disorders Support Group * Provides persons with anxiety, phobias or panic disorders the opportunity to share their experiences, ideas, hopes and coping skills with others who understand. Guest speakers. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 2nd and 4th Tues., 7-8:30pm, St. Joseph’s Church, 376 Maple Place, Keyport. Call Lisa 908-770-4755. E-mail: lisachatenka@yahoo.com

 

GROW Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery.

Freehold Meetings vary, 1:30pm, Freehold Self-Help Center, 17 Bannard St., Suite 22. Before attending call John 732-228-0932 (day).

Freehold Meets Wed., 6:30pm, CSP of NJ, 11 Spring St. Before attending call Caroline 732-295-1545 (day).

Neptune Meetings vary, 2pm, C.A.R.E. Center, 80 Steiner Ave. Before attending call Margo 732-575-5766 (day).

Ocean Grove Meets Thurs., 6:45pm, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 80 Embry St., Stokes Room. Before attending call John 732-228-0932 (day).

 

NAMI Connection * Mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Building is handicapped accessible. Limited transportation offered. Meets 1st and 3rd Tues., 7-8:30pm, Colts Neck Community Church, 25 Merchants Way, Colts Neck. Call 732-4NAMI-4U or 732-462-6448 (day). Website: http://www.namimonmouth.org E-mail: namigreatermonmouth@gmail.com

 

(Group forming) Anxiety, Phobias & Panic Disorders * There is interest in starting a group offering support and encouragement for those who are suffering with anxiety, phobias or panic disorders. If you are interested in more information, contact the Clearinghouse at 1-800-367-6274.

MORRIS

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Meets Thurs., 7pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main St. (across from Liberty Drugs, use side entrance), Chatham. Call Luciana 973-635-1120. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org E-mail: dy61em@comcast.net

OCEAN

GROW Mutual support to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility, and recovery. Meets Tues., 6:30pm, Brick Presbyterian Church, 111 Drum Point Rd., Brick. Before attending call John 732-228-0932 (day).

P.H.O.B.I.A. (People Helping Others Become Independent Again) Support group for people with panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, depression and agoraphobia. Families welcome. Guest speakers, literature and phone help. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Wed., 7-9pm, St. Stephen's Church, 367 Route 9, Waretown. Call Cathy 609-971-9110 (Mon.-Fri., 11am-9pm).  Website: http://www.members.tripod.com/~phobiagroup or http://www.facebook.com/phobiasupportgroup E-mail: phobia@comcast.net

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Meets Wed., 7:30pm, Presbyterian Church of Toms River, Hooper Ave and Chestnut St., Toms River. Call Delores 732-557-5466. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org E-mail: dy61em@comcast.net

SOMERSET

GROW * Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets Mon., 1pm, Freedom Trail Self-Help Center, 166 West Main St., Somerville. Before attending call John 732-228-0932 (day).

UNION  

GROW Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. A caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility, and recovery. Before attending call John 732-228-0932 (day).

Elizabeth Meetings vary, 3pm, New Beginnings Self-Help Center, 516 Morris Ave.

Plainfield Meetings vary, 4pm, Self-Help Center, 333 Park Ave.

 

Recovery International Self-help method of will training. Offers techniques for controlling temperamental behavior and changing attitudes toward nervous symptoms, anxiety, depression and fears. Meets Fri., 7:30pm, Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains. Call Dorothy 732-381-3712. Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org E-mail: dy61em@comcast.net

STATEWIDE

GROW Mutual support group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets in various counties in NJ. Write: GROW, c/o Caroline Meehan, 17 Impatiens Court, Brick, NJ 08724. Call 732-295-1545.

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The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a program of Saint Clare’s Health System and is made possible by funding from the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services. This website is made possible through the generous support of Medical Education Fund.