Support Groups

There are numerous support groups offered by and through West Tennessee Healthcare. Please call 731-541-6747 if you do not find your information here.

AIDS Support Services: Yolanda Bateman, Case Manager. 731-426-1326.

Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous: meets on the campus of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Call 731-541-6751 for times or toll-free 1-877-426-8330 for more information.

Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Medical Founders Room B at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. 731-541-6751 .

Cardi-Action Club: Cardiac patients, families, and friends meet September through May at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Michelle Williams can be contacted for dates and times. 731-541-4175.

Circle of Survivors: This cancer support group for women meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Cancer Society. Call 1800-227-2345.

Compassionate Friends International Support: This non-profit organization is self-help support for families who have experienced the death of a child.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance’s “A Better Tomorrow”: This group is for anyone suffering from depression or bipolar. Family members or loved ones who are interested in learning more about these illnesses are also welcomed. We meet Monday at 6:30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the Lady of Lourdes meeting room.

Diabetes Support Groups: For patients, families, and caregivers. Meets at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Call Kathy Woolfork at 731-426-1744 for dates and times.

Down Syndrome Association of West Tennessee: Discussion of relevant topics and issues for parents of children with Down Syndrome. Meets every other month at the Therapy & Learning Center. Free childcare provided. Please call Debbie Riffle at 499-1065 for dates and times. 

Epilepsy Foundation: For Middle and West Tennessee, call Judy Dorris at 731-660-0500.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: Call 731-267-7914 for more information.

Gastric Bypass Support Group: Meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Grace Chapel Church at 210 Oakmont Cove, Bells, TN. Call Cindy Thomas at 731-696-4469 or 731-345-5256.

Grief Sessions: Hospice of West Tennessee offers free sessions addressing various stages and circumstances for people experiencing grief and bereavement. These sessions are led by professionals in the community who provide information and education on different aspects of grief and ways to cope with loss. They are held in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec. Call 731-668-4244 for more information.

HopeKeepers Series: Bible study and prayer designed to give hope to individuals with chronic pain. In 2011, this group will meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Call Sports Plus Aquatherapies for information at 731-668-4449.

Jackson Area Brain Injury Support Group: For brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers. Meets the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Laura Mills 731-541-4941.

L.I.S.A.: Living In Suicide's Aftermath meets on the first Sunday each month at 2 p.m. Call Janet Bryant at 731-664-7324 after 5:30 p.m. for information.

Look Good, Feel Better: Beauty techniques for women in cancer treatment. Meets last Monday of the month, 1-3 p.m. at the Kirkland Cancer Center. Call 1-800-227-2345 to reserve a place.

Lupus Support Group: Meets on the third Thursday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 265-0544 or 984-2161.

Man to Man: Is a support group for prostate cancer survivors. This group meets at the American Cancer Society office. Call 1-800-227-2345 for information.

Ostomy Support Group: Contact Hope Vogeli at 731-541-6985.

Parkinson's Support Group: Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Medical Founders Room at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Call Nina Woods at 1-888-425-6930 for more information.

Passages Grief Support Group: Open to the community and hospice bereaved families. Jackson group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the West Tennessee Healthcare Building. Call 731-664-4244. 

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group: For people who want to learn more about peripheral neuropathy. West Tennessee Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Medical Founders Room C at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Call Amber Kail at 731-541-2232 or e-mail her at for more information.

Spinal Cord Plus: No set dates. Call 1-888-425-6930 or Reign Britton at 731-541-5396 for meeting dates and times.

Stroke Club: Patients and families meet at Perkins Restaurant at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Call 731-427-5445 for more information.

Support Group for Survivors and Victims of Domestic Violence: Meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at  62 Director's Row in Jackson. Call the Women's Resource and Assistance Program at 731-668-0411 for information.

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