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Oklahoma City and Tulsa Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences of hardship, loss, addiction, and health issues, providing a safe place to share experiences, emotions and coping strategies as a collective group. Being among peers creates a sense of belonging and gives opportunities to talk openly and honestly about feelings without judgement.  According to Mayo Clinic, people who attend support group meetings are more likely to understand one another, be hopeful, stay motivated and strengthen their coping skills.

 

Thrive has researched and created a list of support groups in Oklahoma City and Tulsa as well as online support groups.

 

 

Oklahoma City Support Groups

Mercy Hospital

  • Mercy Diabetes Education – Healthy Living 101
    • Meets every other month.
    • Open to anyone.
    • Mercy Hospital Neuroscience Institute.
    • Call 936-5422 for more information.

 

  • Breast Cancer Support Group (Part of Project 31)
    • Meets fourth Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m.
    • Mercy Cancer Resource Center - Coletta, Main Conference Room.
    • Contact Ellen, RN, at 405-936-5456 or ellen.wardiaw@mercy.net for more information.

 

OU Medicine Support Groups

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    • Meets first Thursday each month, noon.
    • Stephenson Cancer Center, Seminar Room 5058.
    • For patients, survivors, families and friends of breast cancer patients.
    • Lunch provided at no cost to participants.
    • RSVP required.
    • Call Kristen Squires at 405-271-8001, ext. 48527, for more information.

 

  • Tobacco Cessation Support Group
    • Meets second Thursday each month, 6 p.m.
    • Stephenson Cancer Center, first floor Family Lounge.
    • Different strategies for quitting from successful quitters.
    • Light refreshments served.
    • Contact Leslie Chandler at 405-271-1640 or leslie-chandler@ouhsc.edu.

 

  • Adults withDiabetes
    • Meets fourth Friday every other month, 1 p.m.
    • Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Suite 2900.
    • Open to diabetes patients, family and friends.
    • Love to Cook class follows at 2 p.m. (with priority seating for support group participants).
    • Contact 405-271-7000 or groups@haroldhamm.org.
    • ***RSVP requested***

 

  • Caregiver Support Group
    • Meets fourth Wednesday each month, noon-1:30 p.m.
    • WovenLife at 701 N.E. 13th St.
    • For those caring for patients with long-term or chronic illnesses.
    • Lunch provided.
    • RSVP required.
    • Contact Samantha Pascoe at 405-239-2525 or spascoe@eastersealsoklahoma.org.

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF SUPPORT GROUPS AT OUHSC

https://www.oumedicine.com/oumedicine/primary-care/patients-visitors/support-groups

 

 

Integris Health System

 

 

 

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL INTEGRIS SUPPORT GROUPS 

https://integrisok.com/classes-and-events/support-groups/c-29/c-101

 

 

Saint Anthony Health System (SSMHealth)

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL SSMHEALTH CLASSES https://www.ssmhealth.com/classes-events

 

Norman Regional Health System

 

  • Diabetes Pump Support Groups
    • Meets second Thursday each month, 6-8:30 p.m.
    • Norman Regional Hospital Education Center on North Porter.
    • Addresses concerns and issues faced by individuals on insulin pumps.
    • Those considering an insulin pump, including friends or family members of an insulin pump user.
    • Free to public.
    • For more information, call 405-307-5730 or email Susan Pacific at spacific@nrh-ok.com.

 

  • Taking Charge ofour Health Through Education
    • Meets third Tuesday each month, 6-7 p.m.
    • Norman Regional Hospital Education Center on North Porter
    • Free to public.
    • For those wanting to improve well-being, individuals with chronic medical conditions or those wanting encouragement and accountability.
    • For more information or if you need special arrangements for a disability, contact the Health and Wellness Education Center at 405-307-5730.

 

 

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TULSA AREA SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Saint John’s Medical Center Support Groups 

 

  • Cancer Care Support Groups (through OCSRI)

 

 

 

Saint Francis Health System South Support Groups

  • Cancer Support Groups (multiple locations) – Community Resources from American Cancer Society
    • Look Good…Feel Better.
    • Man to Man – prostate cancer support group.
    • Caring and Sharing.
    • I Can Cope.
    • Reach to Recovery.

 

  • Patient & Family support Groups
    • Just in Time.
    • Cooking Class.
    • Fighting Fatigue.
    • Humor Therapy.
    • Just for Caregivers.
    • Just for Patients.

For information, visit https://www.saintfrancis.com/nwbcc/pages/patients-and-visitors/for-patients/support-groups.aspx.

 

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL SAINT FRANCIS SUPPORT GROUPS

Visit https://www.saintfrancis.com/nwbcc/Pages/Patients-and-Visitors/For-Patients/Support-Groups.aspx or call 918-556-3000.

 

 

Non Profit Organizations

American Cancer Society Support Groups

I Can Cope is an online educational program for people facing cancer. Current patients, family members and caregivers can benefit. Visit https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services.html.

 

Online Support Groups

Reach to Recovery 

Volunteer visitation program comprised of trained breast cancer survivors who respond to the concerns of breast cancer patients and their families regarding diagnosis, treatment, and pre- and post-surgery support. For information, call 918-477-5400 or the 24-hour line toll-free at 800-ACS-2345.

Project 31

  • Support groups for those going through breast cancer.

 

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • Support groups for those with a loved one with mental illness.
  • Support groups for individuals living with a mental health condition.
  • Various locations across Oklahoma.
  • For more information, visit https://www.namioklahoma.org/support-groups.

 

 Brain Injury Alliance of Oklahoma