For more information on the StanUp for Wellness initiative,

call us at 209.541.2555

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What do I need to get started?
You can take the initial step by looking for existing support groups in your community. Don’t do it alone! Visit the Friends are Good Medicine website to learn more about the different support groups in your area, or to add a new one! Friends are Good Medicine also offers facilitator trainings that can help you become an effective facilitator.

Meeting Space
Find a location that is easily accessible, confidential, and if at all possible, free of cost.

Telephone Number/Email Address
Where can potential participants contact you?

Get the word out! Flyers, press releases, word-of-mouth, and letters to mental health providers can help you connect with the community.

For additional information on starting a support group, you can contact BHRS online or Tim White, Behavioral Health Advocate at 209-525-4977, or email at