Empire Mental Health Support offers a variety of programs to provide support and assistance to both people living with mental illness and their families or caregivers. Please note that some of these programs are still in the planning stages. Please visit our support groups page to discover which programs are available and details for their time and location.
Care Meetings for Peer Support
This is our main peer support meeting. The name implies that we are caring about the individuals who participate.
Care Meetings for Family Support
This is our main family support meeting. As with the peer meetings, the name implies we are caring about the family members who participate.
Future Possibilities As We Grow
THIS is Our Story (Tremendous, Heroic, Incredible, and Superb)
This is a program where we train speakers to go out to different locations to tell our story of how each individual lives with mental illness, their recovery, and their growth. These events are presented in pairs.
THIS is Their Story (Tremendous, Heroic, Incredible, and Superb)
This is a program where we train speakers to go out to different locations to tell their story of how each individual lives with a family member who lives with mental illness, their care and compassion, and their growth in loving that family member. These events are presented in pairs.
This program focuses on parolees fresh out of prison who happen to live with mental illness. This is held in the halfway houses in our communities to help these parolees live life outside of prison.
This program focuses on veterans in our communities, where most of them came from battle-related PTSD in their lives, to help them have a voice and be able to relate to others while living with mental illness.
Give Us Shelter
This program focuses on the homeless population in our communities who live with mental illness. This may include helping them get into homeless shelters, getting them fed, etc. This program gives the homeless a way to be looked at as equals in our communities and not a bane.
Overcoming Growing Pains
This program would focus on teenagers who live with a mental illness either through abuse, bullying, and trauma. We would be assisting the schools with programs for LGTBQ+ children, those who come from low economic backgrounds, and those who are from different cultures or nations. Also, suicide prevention among these children would be a priority.
Strong Families Learn Together
This program would center around family education of their loved one’s mental illness diagnoses alongside other families as peers to learn what people live through with their illness.
Visit our support groups page for upcoming dates and meeting information.