Mental Health Support Groups

Support Groups at The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc.


Below is a list of current support groups offered at The Mental Health Association in Ulster County. All groups are held at 300 Aaron Court in Kingston. For more information on any of these groups contact 845-339-9090 ext. 2202.  Groups with an asteric (*) require registration, all other groups are open drop-in groups, no call-ahead or registration required.

Women’s Anger and Trauma Management*

Join other women for a 10-week workshop on effective coping strategies, exploring anger and as emotion, uncovering the causes of your anger, and gaining control of your emotions.

Beginning August TBD: Thursdays 5:30-7:30 pm


Coping with Anxiety & Depression

This professionally led group offers mindfulness based techniques for coping with anxiety and/or depression, and a space to process experiences & to practice mindfulness based coping strategies. This group is offered at two times, you may come to one, or both!

Wednesdays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm


Chronic Pain Support Group

This peer-led support group is open to anyone living with an on-going pain problem. Join others in sharing your experiences, and receive validation and support.

Fridays 2:30pm - 3:30pm


N.A.M.I. Family Support Group

(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

This peer led group is for family members of adults with mental illness. Support, Resources and Hope!

Facilitated by: NAMI Mid-Hudson 845-206-9892

2nd & 4th Mondays of the Month

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Double Trouble

This anonymous, peer led group is open to anyone who is currently experiencing or has formerly experienced dealing with mental disorders and chemical addiction.

Beginning June 14th Fridays 10:00am-11:00am

Men’s Anger Management*

Join other men for an 11-week workshop on effective coping strategies, exploring anger and as emotion, uncovering the causes of your anger, and gaining control of your emotions.

Beginning July 11th: Thursdays 6:00 pm- 8:00pm



Peace Work is an interpersonal skill building workshop based on the Alternatives to Violence project, and involves interactive opportunities to learn about interpersonal conflict resolution, focusing on communication, cooperation and affirmation.

Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Ready, Steady, Go!

Join others who are diagnosed with PD (Parkinson’s Disease). Share feelings and learn ways to cope with PD’s challenges in a fun, supportive, peer-led group that focuses on stress management through mindfulness, gentle movement, music and humor.

Contact: Teresa Joseph, Ext. 2206

Thursdays 2:30pm- 3:30pm


Eating Disorder Family Support Group*

This professionally led group is for friends and family members of person s with diagnosed eating disorders including bulimia, anorexia, and binge-eating disorder, or friends and family members of persons engaging in disordered eating behaviors.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm


Path to Recovery*

This professionally led group is for individuals who identify as having an eating disorder, and offers education and support on various types of treatment.

Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:00pm

Mindful Eating Group*

This group incorporates DBT skills into coping with emotional eating or overeating. Participants may be seeking support for Binge Eating Disorder, may struggle with obesity, and/or may be considering bariatric surgery.

Mondays 6:30pm-8:00pm

ASD Family Matters*

A free, confidential support group for families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that provides an opportunity to receive emotional support and to share your experiences and solutions with other families in similar situations. This group is presented by The Mental Health Association and sponsored by a Family support Services Grant from Taconic DDSO, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.


Second Thursday 10 am-12 noon

221 Tuytenbridge Rd. Lake Katrine

RSVP at 845-339-9090 ext. 2304

Exceptions: July meeting will be held on July 18th

No meeting in August, group will resume in September


Family of Woodstock EVOLVE Program

EVOLVE is a program designed to help men/women learn alternatives to family violence. The mission of Evolve is to provide a program in which men and women examine their violent tendencies and learn alternate, non-abusive ways of expressing their anger and frustration. Each group is led by a male and female facilitator committed to helping men/women resolve this difficult issue which often destroys their home life. The leaders are supportive and knowledgeable and help create a safe place for men/women to talk with each other. For more information visit their website.

How to Sign Up

To participate in EVOLVE groups, the applicant involved must call Family himself/herself at 845.331.7080, ext. 124 and speak to Khadijah Ward. No one will be admitted to EVOLVE prior to a personal intake, which will take place at 39 John Street in Kingston or 221 Canal Street in Ellenville.

A judge, probation or parole officer, or CPS worker in Ulster County can mandate a defendant into EVOLVE by sending a referral form to Khadijah Ward, c/o Family of Woodstock, Inc., POB 3516, Kingston, NY 12402.

Support groups offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI  Family  Support Groups

Support Groups are a resource for family members and friends who have a loved one living with severe and persistent mental illness.  These groups meet on a drop-in basis to provide mutual support by trained facilitators who are family members themselves.  There is no need to register for these free groups. They provide opportunities for family members and friends of people living with mental illness to explore ideas and solutions to the problems they experience in dealing with a brain disorder.   We receive support, guidance, and encouragement from people with similar experiences.

Mental Health Association
300 Aaron Court Kingston NY
2nd and 4th  Mondays of  every Month
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (closed Federal Holidays)

Summer Months of July 3rd  2019, August 7th 2019 and September 4th 2019 since the school is closed the Dover Support Group will be held at:
American Legion Post 1949
1797 NY -22 
Wingdale NY 12594
Wednesday, July 3rd 2019
Wednesday, August 7th 2019
and Wednesday, September 4th 2019
from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dover High School
Library Conference Room
 2368 Rt 22 Dover Plains, NY
1st Wednesday of Every Month
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(Summer months when school is closed  we will meet  at American Legion Hall in Wingdale for the  dates of July 3rd, Aug. 7th and Sept. 4th 2019)


Perkins Restaurant
1576 US 9
Wappingers Falls NY 12590
2nd Monday of Every Month
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(Back Room)


MidHudson Regional Hospital of
Westchester Medical Center
(formerly St Francis Hospital)
Sister M. Ann Elizabeth Conference Room
Lower Level
241 North Road Poughkeepsie, NY
3rd Tuesday of Every Month
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NAMI Connection Adult Recovery Support Group

Hope for Adults Living with a Mental Illness. This Connection Support Group Offers Respect, Understanding,
Encouragement and HOPE. This group is free and confidential.

Connections Recovery Support Group Flyer PDF

Connections Schedule 2018-2019 PDF

Group meets for 90 minutes every second Friday of the Month.


Time:  6:30  – 8:00 pm

Designed to Connect, Encourage, and Support participants using a structured support group model.

Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves.
Location:   MidHudson Regional Hospital                        Sister M. Ann  Elizabeth Conference Room
Lower Level
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12601