Here is a list of self-help groups across Southwest Florida:
AAR Counseling Service, for caretakers and family members of individuals with chronic illnesses; 435-4015.
ALS Association, Florida Chapter Resource and Support meeting, 4 p.m. second Sunday, NCH North Hospital, 11190 Health Park Blvd., Administrative Building, Naples; (888) 257-1717, ext. 130. Arthritis Foundation aquatic classes, in Naples and Immokalee at various times; (800) 741-4008.
Bosom Buddies, breast cancer and lymphedema support group meets 7 p.m. second and last Wednesday, Telford Education Building, 350 Seventh Ave. N., Second floor, Classroom 1, Naples. 12:30 p.m. third Wednesday, call for details; 417-4600.
Brain Tumor Support Group, 5 p.m. second Tuesday, Lutgert Pavillion West; 436-6179.
Cancer Support Group, 7:30 p.m. first Thursday, Unity Church, 2000 Unity Way, Naples; 261-5848.
Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, for families who have children diagnosed with cancer or blood-related disease; (239) 432-2223 or (800) 738-3588.
CareOVMe, an ovarian cancer support group, 10 a.m. third Sunday, North Collier Hospital, Main lobby, 11190 Health Park Blvd., Naples; 404-1240.
Center for Independent Living of Southwest Florida, 3626 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, offers Amputee Support Group, Brain Injury Support Group and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group; (239) 277-1447 or (888) 343-6991.
Diabetes Weight Management Group, 514-2909.
Epilepsy Support Group, 852 First Ave. S., Naples; 649-7430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hepatitis C Support Group, 7:30 p.m. second Friday, Unity Church of Naples, 2000 Unity Way, East Classroom teachers lounge, Naples; 292-5706.
HIV/AIDS Education Group of Collier County, 262-8923.
ICAN HIV/AIDS Support Group: Day and evening sessions, Fridays; 261-0096. 239-261-0096
Kidney Options Education Group: 1 p.m. second Thursday, FMC Naples Dialysis Clinic, 3699 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples; 263-0802.
Look Good Feel Better: A free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment; 261-0037, ext. 119.
Lymphedema Support Group, 3 p.m. third Thursday, Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center, 12840 U.S. 41 N., Naples; 592-5500.
Liver Support Group: 948-1633.
Lung Disease Support Groups: 2 p.m. Thursdays at Briggs Health Pavilion, 399 U.S. 41 N., Suite 103, Cardiac and pulmonary classroom, First floor, Naples; 353-6594 and 1:30 p.m. first Tuesday, North Collier Hospital, Health Park, Immokalee Road, Cafeteria, Naples; 513-7878.
Lung Transplant Support Group: 1:30 p.m. first Wednesday, North Collier Hospital, Health Park, Immokalee Road, Cafeteria, Naples. 353-6564.
Naples Pulmonary Supper Club: 4 p.m. second Thursday, various restaurants; 353-6564.
Naples Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group: 1:30 p.m. first Friday, North Collier Hospital, Health Park, Immokalee Road, Naples; 353-6564.
Man to Man, cancer support group, 7 p.m. last Monday, Lutgert Pavilion W., 681 Fourth Ave. N., Second floor conference room, Naples; 592-9750.
Marco Island Cancer Support Group: 10:30 a.m. first and third Thursday, 917 N. Collier Blvd., Naples; 642-8800.
Mended Hearts, for anyone with a cardiac event; 514-1736 or 261-5713.
Multiple Sclerosis Center of SW Florida, provides wellness, educational, support, referral and information services for those with MS in Lee and Collier counties; 435-1901.
Myasthenia Gravis,:7 p.m. bi-monthly, Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave. (U.S. 41), Fort Myers; (877) 596-1491 or (239) 433-3277.
Narcolepsy Support Group: 6:30 p.m. second Thursday in Lee and Collier counties; 352-1730.
Naples Fibromyalgia Support Group: 1:30 p.m. third Tuesday November to May, North Collier Government Services Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples; 514-7264 or email@example.com.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society/Naples Living Well with MS Group: 4 p.m. third Thursday, Telford Education Building, 350 Seventh St. N., second floor; 352-5364. Physical therapy, Tuesdays, Naples Community Hospital Outpatient Rehab Center, 300 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples; 436-6712. Water exercise, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Whitaker Wellness Center, 300 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples; 436-6712.
Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida: 11:30 a.m. first Thursday, Southwest Regional Hospital, Winkler Road and Evans Avenue, Fort Myers; (239) 732-1013.
Ostomy Group of Naples: 5 p.m. second Wednesday,Telford Center, 350 Seventh St. N., Second floor, Classroom 4, Naples; 263-3493 or 436-5000, ext. 2358.
Other Voice of Naples, support group for laryngectomees, 6:30 p.m. first Thursday, Naples Medical Center, 400 Eighth St. N., Naples; 649-3394.
Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, 6226 Trail Blvd., Naples, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, open group, 6226 Trail Blvd., Naples; 1:30 p.m. Fridays, caregiver support group, Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples; 2:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, women with Parkinson’s Disease, and male caregivers, 6226 Trail Blvd., Naples; 254-7791.
Post Polio, for survivors concerned about post polio syndrome; 596-0320 or 435-0963.
Southwest Florida Multiple Myeloma Education and Support Group: 9:30 to 11 a.m. second Saturday, HealthPark Hospital, Bass Avenue, Fort Myers; 530-0582.
Stroke support: 436-6065.
Survivor and Friends Cancer Support Group: 3 p.m. Tuesdays, NCH North Naples Hospital, Brookdale Center, 11190 Healthpark Blvd., Conference Room C., Naples; 552-7203.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Third Tuesday, Naples branch library, 650 Central Ave., Naples; 417-5111 or Lphipps58@aol.com
USTOO, a prostate cancer support group, 7 p.m. fourth Thursday, Physician’s Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge, 5101 Pine Ridge Road, Cafeteria, Naples; 514-0990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abortion Aftermath, for women suffering after abortion; 434-0579.
Adoption Task of Southwest Florida: 403-5893.
Collier Pregnancy Center, free services; 262-6381
Gabriel Project, confidential friendship/mentoring program for pregnant women; 777-8343 or 434-0579.
Planned Parenthood of Collier County: 262-8923, ext. 320.
Sunlight Home, a safe haven for women and teenagers in crisis pregnancies. Housing, food, counseling and education provided; 352-0251.
Focus on Fitness: Lifestyle Change and Weight Management, 6:30 p.m. third Friday, 8870 Terrene Court, Suite 102, Bonita Springs; 949-2415. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Community Congregational Church, 15300 U.S. 41 N, Naples and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples; 352-0527.
Overeaters Anonymous, compulsive overeating, 7 p.m. Sundays, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive, Naples, 403-7664; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave., Naples, 513-2338 and 12:30 p.m. Mondays, San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, 394-5044; 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. William Education Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples, 403-7664 or 7 p.m. Community Congregational Church, 15300 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 267-9090; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 500 Park Shore Drive, Naples, 348-2277; 1 p.m. Fridays, Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Room 203, Naples; 8 a.m. Saturdays, Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples, 775-9137. Hot line: 936-3351 or www.oa.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Glen Eagle Country Club, 6680 Weston Way, Naples; 566-1890.
Anorexia and Bulimia, Overeaters Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous: At the Willough offers a support group for Anorexia and Bulimia, Overeaters Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, 775-4500.
All About Me, self esteem building for girls 11 to 14, 5:30 p.m. for six weeks one night a week, Youth Haven, 5867 Whitaker Road, Naples; 687-5172.
Caregivers Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Merrill Gardens of Naples, 1710 S.W. Health Parkway, Naples; 444-1726 or 263-4205.
Catholic Charities, services for the elderly; 455-2655.
Caregiver Support Groups: 2 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; and 1 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples; 261-4404.
Collier County’s Anti-Tobacco Partnership, middle and high school youth; 732-2672.
Crisis and sexual assault hotline, Project Help, 262-7227 or (800) 329-7227.
Debtors Anonymous, 12-step program, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Congregationalist Church, 15300 U.S. 41 N., Naples; 450-0597.
First Fridays, free meditation class, 7 p.m. first Friday, 5020 U.S. 41 N., Suite 102, Naples; 435-6641.
Friends Healing Circle, Energy healing 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, The Crossing at Bonita Springs, 28331 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs; 248-0586.
Gay and Lesbian Support Group: 7 p.m. Tuesdays; 514-2927.
Grupo Amigas, life skills and issues class in Spanish, 10 a.m. second Wednesday; 262-8923, ext. 301. SexSmart, co-ed teen sex education, 5:30 p.m., Thursdays; 262-8923, ext. 301. Both at Planned Parenthood of Collier County, 1425 Creech Road, Naples.
Jewish Caregivers Support Group: 10:30 a.m. second and fourth Monday, Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road, Chapel, Naples: 352-2907.
Naples Meditation Society: 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, 2740 Bayshore Drive, Naples; 775-1200.
Overcomers of Naples, 12-step group for life controlling problems, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Restoration Church, 1459 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 273-9403 or 352-6370.
POWER: 6:30 p.m. third Thursday, Physician’s Regional Hospital, 6101 Pine Ridge Road; 434-6726.
Recovery International: 5 p.m. Tuesdays, St. William Catholic Church, 750 Seagate Drive, Activities Buildings, Naples; 591-2844.
Reiki Healing: 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way, Naples; 775-3009.
Restless Legs Syndrome: 352-0074.
Seekers, an intuitive awareness group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Agape Center, 11680 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 947-4802.
Serving the Healthcare Insurance Needs of Elders: 530-3364, ext. 230.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous: 436-7904.
Southwest Florida V.O.C.A.L., support to those falsely accused of child abuse; 948-8807 or email@example.com.
The Weave: 7:30 p.m. bimonthly, 3575 W. Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, to encourage self-empowerment and self-expression; 825-0939.
Tuesdays Together, support and discussion group, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples; 434-0757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Guardians, support for Armed Forces families, 200 Goodlette-Frank Road S., Suite 8, Naples; 645-8345.
Vedanta Study Group, for people interested in finding greater peace, first and third Tuesday, Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Road, Naples; 503-4515.
Veterans Support Group: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida, 2235 U.S. 41. N., Naples.