Support Groups

Talk through issues or concerns in a supportive and confidential environment.

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ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Support

For more information, contact Mitzi Cathey at (270) 293-1748.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Groups (Benton and Murray)

The Alzheimer’s caregiver support group is conducted by trained facilitators. A safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia, meetings are offered monthly.

Contact Karen Ellis, Geriatric Behavioral Health Community Educator for more information, (270) 762-1224.

Murray Chapter

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, at 10:00 a.m., at the Weaks’ Senior Center.

Benton Chapter

Meeting are held on the first Wednesday of each month, at 10:00 a.m., at the Marshall County Public Library.

Bariatric Support Group

The Bariatric Support Group is for those who have undergone or will be undergoing bariatric surgery.

Please call Bariatric Solutions at (270) 762-1547 for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group

This is a federal program that is funded by WIC. The support group offers mother-to-mother support, facts about breastfeeding and breast milk, changes in the mother’s body, how to build confidence, how to overcome obstacles, and support for working mothers. There is no cost and registration is not required.

Call Alycia Janow at (270) 762-1562 for more information.

Cancer Support Group

The MCCH Cancer Support Group meets on a regular basis. For more information on how you can participate, contact Evelyn Wallis at (270) 978-0693

Compassionate Friends

This group is for bereaved parents who have lost a child from birth to an adult child. Held on the 4th Thursday of each month (January – October) in the Dalton Conference Room, across from the Cancer Center at the 9th Street entrance.

For more information contact Kerry Lambert, Staff Chaplain at (270) 762-1274.

Grief Recovery Outreach Program

An 8-week class scheduled for Winter (Jan – Feb), spring (March–May) and Fall (September–November).

Contact MCCH Chaplain Kerry Lambert at (270) 762-1274.

Mental Illness (NAMI) Support

This group is for family and friends of someone diagnosed with a mental illness such as bipolar, major depression, schizophrenia, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, or borderline personality disorder.

For more information call Brenda Benson at (270) 748-6133.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am (eat at 11:30 am) for lunch and the meeting at 12:00 pm (usually with a speaker) in the Kelleher Room.

For more information call (270) 753-0929

Stroke/Head Injury Support

A supportive environment for families or individuals who have experienced or are experiencing the life-changing impacts of stroke or head injury to meet and share support. Registration is not required and there is no cost.

For more information, contact Cheryl at (270) 293-9442.

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