Jacksonville Beach Mental Health Support Group
FREE WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP: MENTAL HEALTH HYDRATION
Every Monday – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Meeting Place, 910 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
For more information, please call (904) 372-9087
Mental Health Support Group in Jacksonville & The Beaches
Perfectly located for the Jacksonville and Beach Communities!
Many people find peer support a helpful tool that helps them in their own recovery.
Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar life experiences.
A support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, coping strategies, and recovery tools in a safe and supportive environment.
For many, having a support group may be the answer between medical treatment and the need for emotional support. A person’s relationship with a doctor or other medical personnel may not provide adequate emotional support, and a person’s family and friends may not understand the impact of a traumatic event or treatment.
A support group among people with shared experiences may function as a bridge between medical and emotional needs.
If you’re dealing with a stressful life change, challenge, or difficult situation, you don’t have to go it alone. A support group can help.
- Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
- Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
- Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
- Improving skills to cope with challenges
- Staying motivated to manage chronic conditions or stick to treatment plans
- Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
- Improving understanding of a disease and your own experience with it
- Getting practical feedback about treatment options
- Learning about health, economic or social resources
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Mental Health Support for Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach
1 Hour of Mental Health Support
Join us for Mental Health Hydration at Here Tomorrow in Neptune Beach, Florida.
You’re not alone and it’s okay to not be okay, but it’s also okay to be willing to share your thoughts and feelings and find support amongst others.
Many people find peer support a helpful tool that helps them in their own recovery. We think you will too.
In this safe space, you will be led through healthy communication, healthy self-talk, healthy reframing of the narrative you’re telling yourself, and you’ll be supported in your day-to-day journey.
Everyone matters. Come and share, listen, show others your support and love.
You matter and you’re not alone.
Mental Health Support Group: Jacksonville Mental Health
WHY IS A MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP IMPORTANT?
To us at Here Tomorrow (aka The Meeting Place), we look at recovery as living purposeful in the best version of yourself.
So, whether it is physical, mental, spiritual, financial, or anything else, making healthy choices for a better you is a daily reminder of what and how you want to live your best life.
Join us for lecture and non-judgemental conversations on Monday’s at Here Tomorrow supporting Atlantic Beach Mental Health, Neptune Beach Mental Health, and Jacksonville Beach Mental Health.
Meetings are led and hosted by director of education and community outreach, Jeff Yalden.
Jeff is also a renowned mental health motivational speaker, Jeff Yalden. a four-time bestselling author, TEDx Speaker, yoga teacher, avid golfer, and strong mental health professional who enjoys advocating for mental health and addiction and supporting others in recovery.
Is the group designed for people with a specific mental health condition?
No. Our mental health support group is topic based and for the support of anyone who wants a positive support group that is understanding and compassionate listening without judgement.
Does the group meet for a set period of time or does it continue indefinitely?
We meet every Monday 5:30pm – 6:30pm and plan to host indefinitely.
Where does the group meet?
All support group meetings are at Here Tomorrow, 910 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL.
Is there a facilitator or moderator?
Absolutely. All meetings are facilitated by director of education and community outreach, Jeff Yalden.
Has the facilitator undergone training?
Yes. Jeff has 30 years experience in mental health training, education, crisis support, and suicide prevention and intervention.
What are the guidelines for confidentiality?
We take confidentiality very seriously. For people to feel comfortable talking about private and revealing information, they need a safe place to talk about anything they’d like, without fear of that information leaving the room.
We take privacy laws very seriously.
Are there established ground rules for group participation?
- What is said in the meeting, stays in the meeting
This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all participants.
- Differences of opinion are OK
We are all entitled to our own point of view.
- Use “I” language
Share from your personal experience, say “this is what helped me” or “when I was faced with this problem, I …” – don’t give advice unless asked to.
- Its OK not to share
People do not need to actively participate; much can be gained by just listening.
- Its everyone’s responsibility to make the group a safe place to share
Treat each other with respect and kindness. Show compassion and respect confidentiality.
- One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruptions and side conversations.
- Share the air time
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize the group time.
- “Headline” your comments
Say the most important part of your comment first. Try to keep your contribution brief and to the point.
- The group leader may interrupt you
This is to keep the meeting on track.
What is a typical meeting like?
Starting out with a motivational and inspirational video we then move into group guidelines, rules, and expectations. Then, we have open discussion and sometimes the meetings are based on a topic.
Is it free, and if not, what are the fees?
All meetings free and open to the public.
Getting the most out of a support group
When you join a new support group, you may be nervous about sharing personal issues with people you don’t know. At first, you may benefit from simply listening. Over time, however, contributing your own ideas and experiences may help you get the most out of a mental health support group.
Remember that a support group isn’t a substitute for regular medical care. Let your doctor know that you’re participating in a support group. If you don’t think a support group is appropriate for you, but you need help coping with your situation, reach out to us and we can get you the help you need, where you need it, and when you need it. We partner with community organizations for counseling or other types of therapy.