Life Skills and Mental Health Resources

The Life Skills and Support Ministry offers a variety of support and educational groups. Here, we learn how to incorporate God into the daily struggles we are facing. Whether seeking a job, losing weight, recovering from an addiction or managing symptoms of mental illness, we all need a safe place to talk, learn, and listen. You are not alone; we all need others to conquer strongholds in our lives. We provide Christian leadership and support and will join you in your path of becoming who God has created and destined you to be.

Contact Susan Trueblood at for more info about the groups or classes.


On the second Sunday of each month, during the 11am service on the Vista Campus, one of our licensed counselors will present a topic on mental health issues. Our topics may include specific diagnoses such as depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, interventions, types of help available, etc.

Counseling Corner: Neurodiversity in Children

March 10, 2024  
Classes, Counseling Corner
In this class, Helen Garret M.A., LMFT explains the variety of symptoms and treatments for children who are neurodivergent. Best...

Counseling Corner: Emotional Regulation

April 14, 2024  
Classes, Counseling Corner
In this class, you will learn a variety of self-soothing methods to maintain composure. We will focus on the importance...

Counseling Corner: Bipolar Disorder

May 12, 2024  
Classes, Counseling Corner
We will present Bi-polar I, Bi-polar II, and Bi-polar depression disorders. When you or a loved one has Bi-polar, it...


The following classes include Share the Struggle presentations and Life Skill classes on a variety of topics.

DivorceCare Group

February 26, 2024 - May 13, 2024  
San Marcos/Escondido
Classes, Life Skills, Singles
DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation...


February 26, 2024 - May 20, 2024  
San Marcos/Escondido
Adults, Classes, Life Skills
A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief.



Mondays 6:30PM

Al-Anon is a community-based group that meets to help support families and friends of alcoholics and addicts

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Mondays 6:30pm

Alateen is a support group for young people (10-19 years old), whose lives have been affected by a loved one’s struggle with a substance addiction.

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Family and Friends of LGBTQ

2nd & 4th Mondays 7PM

How to better love and understand our friends and family members who are LGBTQ and to support one another in the challenges we may face as their family and friends.

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Thursdays 10am

A group for those who experience chronic pain, physical disability, or illness.

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Parents of Troubled Teens and Young Adults


This parent support group is for parents of troubled teens (and troubled young adults) who are struggling with any number of issues such as drug or alcohol use, mental health, social media, or any teenage trials.

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Postpartum Support Group

Women Only | Thursdays 7pm

Specifically for moms who may have recently or in the past been struggling with the “blues, postpartum depression, anxiety and postpartum health issues.

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Prison Frees Us


If you or a family member is released from jail or prison, reach out to us for support.

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Unintended Journey

Women Only | Sundays 5:30pm

For women who are experiencing or have experienced a spouse’s infidelity, sexual addiction, or inappropriate sexual behavior

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North Coast Church has put together an extensive list of community resources. If you are looking for help this is a good place to start.