Mental health recovery & support groups

In Stark County, mental health support groups provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment to talk and listen. These sessions help attendees find understanding and reassurance from peers in similar situations, while offering different perspectives, ideas and viewpoints. Find schedules and contact information for support groups near you.

Mental health support groups

Alliance Open Support Group

Family members and peers of individuals impacted by mental illness. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Science Hill Community Church, 12316 Beeson St. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: First and third Thursday of the month – 7 p.m.

Aultman Hospital Support Group

Support group exclusively for in-patients at Aultman Hospital and their loved ones.
2600 6th St. SW, Psychiatric Unit
6th floor
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Mondays – 6 p.m.

Canton Open Support Group

Mental health support group for individuals and families. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 3430 St. Michael Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Sundays – 7 p.m.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Supporting individuals and families affected by depression and/or bipolar disorder. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Foundations, 1330 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-2888
Hours: Mondays – 4 p.m.

DRA Dual Recovery Anonymous

Support for individuals and families impacted by both mental illness and substance use. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Hunter House, 1114 Gonder Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 11:30 a.m.

FaithNet Program

Discussing mental health from a biblical perspective. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Wendy’s, 3300 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Sundays – 5:30 p.m.

Heartland Behavioral Healthcare

Patient and family outreach for those affected by mental illness.
Phone: (330) 833-3135, ext. 2170

Men's Sexual Addiction Recovery Group

Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30 -8:00 p.m. at Gentle Sheperd This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor, Dr. Rick McQuistion.
1469 South Main Street
North Canton , OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-3065

NAMI Peer Support Group

Family and peer support for individuals and families in Stark County who have been touched by mental illness.
Coleman Behavioral Health, 400 West Tuscarawas St.
Suite 200, Triangle Room
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Thursdays – 2 p.m.

North Canton Family Support Group

Families of individuals affected by mental illness. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2551 55th St. NE
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: First and third Wednesdays of the month – 6 p.m.

OCD/Scrupulosity Support Group

Individuals living with obsessive compulsive disorder and scrupulosity.
Queen of Heaven Parish, 1800 Steese Rd.
Green, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 499-0373
Hours: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month - 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Parents and Children Together

For parents who are mentally ill and their children.
Canton Friendship Center, 2200 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 454-5773
Hours: Wednesdays – 6 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Recovery Group

Social activities organized to support individuals whose lives have been touched by mental illness. Call for activity details. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Phone: (330) 455-6264

Post Peer-to-Peer Program

Recovery group of graduates from the Peer-to-Peer Program. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center, 1469 S. Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 4:30 and 7 p.m.

Refuge of Hope

For individuals and families recovering from mental illness.
405 3rd St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 11 a.m