GRIEF / LOSS / Bereavement Support Services
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A monthly adult grief support group is being offered in Boone for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group is offered the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church located at 170 Councill Street. The group will explore typical reactions to loss, discuss the grieving process and review strategies for coping with grief and loss. This group is offered for free and preregistration is suggested. Call Carolyn Holder at (828) 268-1247 for information or to register. 

Grief Share Services:  Support / Counsel for grief / loss. Contact info: Mt Vernon Church, 3505 Bamboo Rd, Boone, NC 28607, (828)266-9700. www.mtvernonchurch.org 

 
STROKE SUPPORT SERVICES
Stroke Support Group  - High Country Brainstormers: meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Rehabilitation Center (formerly Blue Ridge Physical Therapy), 232 Boone Heights Drive, Boone. New members are welcome, all ages. The free group is for stroke and head Injury survivors. Handicap parking is available. For more information, contact Joan Underwood at (828) 367-0374 (Watauga County Healthy Carolinians) or Katherine Graham at (828) 268-9043 (The Rehabilitation Center).
 
 
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Caregiver Support Group: Are you currently a full- or part-time caregiver providing care for a loved one? Then the Caregiver Support Group invites you to join us for our caregiver support group, at 1 p.m the first and thrid Thursday of the month at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-0336 for details.
 
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES
NAMI – National Alliance of Mental Illness: NAMI High Country supports those living with mental illness as well as their families and loved ones. We strive to increase public understanding of mental disorders and give hope to those experiencing them. Through events, outreach, and advocacy, we work to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness and insure that those living with it have a voice.
828-278-9293
http://www.info@namihighcountry.org 
PO Box 2343
Boone, NC 28607
Daymark Recovery Services – provides mental health services in Boone. More information call
828-264-8759, Crisis Line, 24 hr, 828-264-4357.
 
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Suicide Support: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
 
 
ADDICTION SUPPORT GROUPS
Weekly AL-ANON Group Meetings: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Join us in confidential sessions. Monday: Noon St. Luke’s Episcopal Church behind Earth Fare. Monday: 8 p.m. St Mary’s of the hills in Blowing Rock. Wednesday: (new time) 6 p.m. Western Watauga Community Center-Cove Creek. Thursday: 5:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church behind Earth Fare. Friday: Noon St. Luke’s Episcopal Church behind Earth Fare.

Alcoholics Anonymous District 11: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem with alcohol, and help others to recover from the effects of alcohol. If you believe you may have a problem with alcohol, you are invited to attend the meetings. For meeting schedule, visit http://www.booneaa.org or call the hotline (828) 264-1212.

Celebrate Recovery Meeting: This is a Christ-centered recovery program based on principles from the “Beatitudes” (Matthew 5). Meetings are on Fridays at 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 719-A Greenway Road Suite 100, Boone.

Alateen Support Group: Call for location and time, (828) 964-9315 or (828) 729-8835. Visit http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/why-should-i-attend-alateen for a description of Alateen.

Adult Children Anonymous: ACA is a 12-step recovery program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. The group meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call (828) 898-3072 or (828) 773-4090.

Reformers Unanimous Addictions Recovery Program: is held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 933 Millers Gap Hwy. in Newland, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Craig Perkins at (828) 467-3796 or visit http://www.ebcnewland.org. The group provides free transportation and refreshments.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: meets 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. A candlelight meeting is Friday at 8 p.m. at the Salvation Army Service Center, 719A Greenway Road, Suite 100, Boone. Call (828) 234-0797 for more information.

All Addictions 12 Step Recovery meeting: is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone. Open meeting. For more information, call (828) 964-8888 or (828) 265-6444.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. It’s a 12-step group sharing experience, strength and hope in dealing with recovery from compulsive sexual and relationship issues. Call (888) 677-1552 or email (wataugashares@gmail.com) for more information.