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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.

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AIDS Support Services

Yolanda Bateman, Case Manager.
731-426-1326

Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous

Meet 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

For people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Meets first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Medical Founders Room B (off the main lobby) at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
731-541-6751

Annual Alzheimer’s Conference

February 2019.
West TN Alzheimer’s Community

Annual Bereavement Teleconference

Hospice of West Tennessee joins hundreds of other hospice providers across the country in a National Bereavement Teleconference. It is broadcast in the J. Walter Barnes Conference Center at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with a relevant subject on grief and coping each year.

Annual Senior Women’s Conference

A special girls day out for “seasoned” ladies – health topics, fashion show, vendors, lunch, etc. May 2019.

Breakthrough

An intensive on-going treatment program for adolescents struggling with substance abuse problems; ages 13-18. The group meets every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at 238 Summar Drive in Jackson, TN. The adolescent will be required to do one additional session each week. This will be set based on the adolescent and staff schedule. Breakthrough Community Based – Alcohol and Drug focused groups in the surrounding counties usually in the school or organized location.
Please contact Carolyn Hulsey at 731-541-8284 for more information.

BRIDGES

Building Recovery and Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support is a six-week self-help program that provides education and support to mental health consumers.
The group meets on Tuesdays from 12:30-2 p.m.
Please contact Philip Grant at 731-423-9500 for scheduled dates.

Cancer Support Group

Call 731-541-6388 for more information.

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. Michelle Williams can be contacted for dates and times at 731-541-4175.

Case Management

This is a comprehensive service through Pathways Behavioral Services that aims to enhance treatment effectiveness and outcomes with the goal of maximizing recovery and resilience options and natural supports. Case Managers help people access clinical and other services that prevent deterioration in their current mental status and promote their recovery toward independent living.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

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 1-800-227-2345 for more information

Co-Occurring Services

Pathways Behavioral Health Services recognizes that many people suffer from a combination of substance abuse and mental health issues. All of our Substance Abuse Programs are prepared to offer services to address both issues.

Compassionate Friends International Support

This non-profit organization is self-help support for families who have experienced the death of a child. www.compassionatefriends.org

Crisis Stabilization Unit

This service through Pathways Behavioral Health Services offers twenty-four hour per day, seven days per week (24/7) intensive, short-term stabilization and behavioral health treatment for individuals who do not meet the criteria for psychiatric hospitalization. The CSU provides assessment, triage, medication management, and group and individual therapy as well as an opportunity for clients to work with a wellness recovery consumer specialist.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

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. DBSA support group meets every Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from 6pm – 7:30pm. Contact Lulu at hearnlulu@yahoo.com for more information.

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 731-499-1065 for dates and times.

Emergency Services

These services by Pathways Behavioral Health Services are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week (24/7) through the Center’s Crisis Line for persons who find themselves in psychiatric emergency situations. We have mental health professionals available to provide crisis intervention services. Pathways has a 24 hour Walk-In Triage Center at the Jackson office on Summar Drive for persons experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Epilepsy Foundation

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

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Call 731-267-7914 for more information.

Foot Screenings in Area Senior Centers

We partner with UT Family Practice to offer this screening for seniors. Ongoing on a monthly basis.

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 Community Outreach Support

Speakers, Group Facilitators, and Educational Programs are available to individuals, groups, churches, or schools upon request. Popular topics include, but are not limited to: Hospice 101, Hospice in the Nursing Home, Grief and Loss, Children and Grief, and Pain Management.
To schedule a speaker, call 731-664-4220 or 1-800-286-5717, or email us at: hospice@wth.org.

Grief Correspondence Support

Monthly literature regarding coping is available to assist with understanding the many emotions and reactions that are experienced during the 12 months following a loss.

Grief Individual Support

Hospice offers a bereavement counselor, social workers, chaplains, and trained bereavement volunteers who can meet individually for one-on-one grief support or with small groups. These visits may be in person or over the phone.
To arrange for a support visit or call, contact Hospice of West Tennessee at 731-664-4220 or 1-800-286-5717.

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.

Health Link Program

Through better coordinated behavioral and physical health services, the Health Link program is meant to produce improved member outcomes and greater flexibility when it comes to the delivery of appropriate care for each individual. The program is built to encourage the integration of physical and behavioral health, as well as, mental health recovery, giving every person a chance to reach his or her full potential for living a rewarding and increasingly independent life in the community.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

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.

Individual Therapy or Counseling

This service involves individual, couple, family and/or group counseling. The frequency and duration of sessions will be determined specific to your needs. Many of the Substance Abuse Programs provided at Pathways Behavioral Health Services are covered by specific state grants. Let our staff help determine if you meet the eligibility guidelines. Pregnant women and IV drug users receive preference for admission to substance abuse treatment programs.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Inpatient Detoxification Unit

Inpatient Detoxification in our Jackson office on Summar Drive is a short-term stay in a twenty-four hour, seven days per week (24/7) concentrated and structured hospital-based program which may include individual, group, and medication management. Services provided are based on the needs and responses of the individual with respect to the severity of their symptoms. Treatment is tailored to assist the individual in regaining a higher level of functioning. Services are directed at providing stabilization of symptoms, preventing deterioration and facilitating reintegration into the community with an identified aftercare plan.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

This service through Pathways Behavioral Health Services offers a therapeutic environment for patients requiring short-term, acute care twenty-four hour per day, seven days per week (24/7). This service offers a specialized team of Nurses, Social Workers, and Psychiatric Technicians, directed by a Psychiatrist.
The Inpatient Unit provides psychotherapeutic care for the patient and family to meet their psychological, medical, and rehabilitative needs so their return to the community can be facilitated as rapidly as possible.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Intensive Outpatient Program

This service offers group counseling three hours per day for three to four days per week for six to eight weeks. Services are provided for adults, adolescents and children at the Jackson office on Summar Drive. Aftercare services are also available upon completion of the program.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Alcohol and Drug Group

The group meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and 4-7 p.m. Meetings are in the Pathways Group Room. For co-occurring treatment of mental health/substance abuse disorders, education about addiction, and identifying relapse triggers.
Contact Jim Jones at 731-541-8297 for more information.

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.
Call Laura Mills at 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 731-265-0544 or 721-984-2161.

Mall Walk Program

Third Thursday/month at Old Hickory Mall (excluding July)
Health-conscious seniors monthly walking program. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for walkers. Free blood pressure and heart rate checks for walkers are provided 8-10 a.m. Sponsored by Senior Services.
Sign up for the free program!

Man to Man

A support group for prostate cancer survivors. This group meets at the American Cancer Society office.
Call 1-800-227-2345 for information.

Medicare Reenrollment Educational

Event September 2019.

Medication Management

This service by Pathways Behavioral Health Services involves the use of medication(s) to treat symptoms of various mental health diagnoses and can be an important part of treatment. You may be referred to one of the Center’s medical providers to consider the use of medication(s). If medication(s) are recommended and you agree, you will be informed of the benefits and side effects of the medication(s). The medical practitioner will evaluate your response to the medication(s). Adjustment or changes to your medication regimen will be made as needed. It is extremely important that you take the medication(s) as prescribed and do not self adjust or discontinue your medication without contacting the Center. Please report any side effects to us and notify us if you are taking other prescribed or over-the-counter medication(s).
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Memorial Gifts or Honorariums

Many families request that friends and relatives make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers or other remembrances at the time of a loved one’s death. A gift may also be made in honor of an anniversary, birthday, or another special occasion. These gifts are tax-deductible and may be donated to the Hospice Fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation (731-984-2140).

Memorial Services

Hospice Memorial Services are held to provide an opportunity for Hospice of West Tennessee patient families, friends, and caregivers to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away during the past year.

New Beginnings

For treatment of children and adolescents with a mental health diagnosis; ages 6-17. The group meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at 238 Summar Drive in Jackson, TN.
The group lasts for a period of six weeks.
Contact Carolyn Hulsey at 731-541-8284 for more information.

Ostomy Support Group

Contact Hope Vogeli at 731-541-6985.

Parkinson’s Support Group

For people who have loved ones with Parkinson’s. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Medical Founders Room B (off the main lobby) at Jackson-Madison
County General Hospital.
Call Nina Woods at 1-888-425-6930 for more information.
620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN 38301

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.

Peer Support Services

These services by Pathways Behavioral Health Services are available in Dyer, Henderson, and Madison counties. We have consumers trained as Peer Support Specialists who may be able to assist you in dealing with problems outside your formal therapy at the Center.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

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 amber.kail@wth.org for more information.

Relapse Prevention Treatment Group for Substance Abuse

The group meets Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. at 238 Summar Drive in Jackson, TN. The group is for clients who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse disorder.
Contact Reginald Nesbitt at 731-541-8380 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.

Therapy or Counseling

This service from Pathways Behavioral Health Services involves individual, couple, family and/or group counseling by one of our mental health professionals. These individuals use professional skills, knowledge, training, and experience to assist you in identifying problems that you may be having and developing a plan to address/resolve these problems. The frequency and duration of sessions will be discussed with you and will be a part of your treatment plan. Our staff tries to use a brief therapy approach to focus on problem identification and resolution.
For an appointment, call 1-800-587-3854 or email Pathways@WTH.org.

Walk to Remember

Annual memory walk for families affected by miscarriages, stillbirths, or infant deaths.
For more information, call 731-541-6448.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

WRAP will help identify wellness tools that benefit you and how to use those wellness tools when experiencing physical and emotional symptoms. Group is scheduled to meet once a month from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at 238 Summar Drive in Jackson, TN.
Contact Marie Maxie at 731-541-4545 for scheduled dates.


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