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.

Support groups include the following areas: Suicide, DivorceCare, Grief, Unemployment, Al-Anon, Family and Friends of LGBTQ, 12-Step Recovery, Chronic Pain, Sexual Addiction, Mighty Oaks Outpost (military and first responders dealing with post traumatic stress), Mental Health, Prison Free Us (women who have been impacted by incarceration).

Contact Susan Trueblood at strueblood@northcoastchurch.com for more info about the groups.

COUNSELING CORNER

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.

Just Getting Through the Holidays

December 11, 2022  
Vista
Adults, Classes, Life Skills
When Grief, Loneliness and Fear Take Joy Away - In this class learn with others how to recognize the manageable...

Postpartum Depression

January 08, 2023  
Vista
Adults, Classes, Life Skills, Women
Beyond the Baby Blues - Learn about contributing factors to postpartum depression and develop coping skills.

GRIEF GROUP
VISTA CAMPUS | FRIDAYS 10AM
This is a group for those learning to live after the death of a loved one. The supportive environment helps those at all stages of grief. The leaders are professional grief counselors who are dedicated to teaching and supporting those mending a broken heart. This group is sponsored by Hospice of the North Coast. All are invited.

Download this helpful handout on the stages of grief.

AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
VISTA CAMPUS | MONDAYS 6:30PM
Al-Anon is a community-based group that meets to help support families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.

ALATEEN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
VISTA CAMPUS | 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. The Alateen group is open to young people whether or not the loved one is still part of their life or not. It is a part of the Al-Anon family group of 12-step programs. Alateen is free for everyone to attend.

MEN’S 12-STEP RECOVERY GROUP
VISTA CAMPUS | THURSDAYS 6PM
This group is for men to learn how to reclaim their lives after a substance or alcohol use problem. Through accountability and support, you will learn how to use Christ as the focus of your recovery and find strength with those on the same journey. This is an open group and meets year round.

WOMEN’S LIFE RECOVERY GROUP
VISTA CAMPUS | MONDAYS 6PM
Alcohol and substance use recovery for women includes many elements. From healing our bodies, mind, and spirit, we also need to learn how to repair our relationships with loved ones. By developing a dependent relationship on Christ, we learn how to trust in Him and ourselves to work the courageous pathway toward recovery.  Meets Mondays at 6pm.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL
Offers reassurance and fellowship in a safe and healthy place of support. Services include counseling, mental health support and meetings throughout the county. These services are to help those suffering from, but not limited to the following medical concerns: Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Stress, Panic Attacks, Poor Self-Image, Schizophrenia.

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.

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