Support Groups

We offer support groups to help those with a mental illness. As noted in each groups description, some groups are open to the community, while others are specifically for our clients and designed to compliment the treatment they are receiving. For more information about any of the groups listed below, please contact us at 850.522.4485, using the extension listed for each group.

Bay County

  • Anger Management
    Learn effective ways to manage anger.
    Open to LMC Clients Only
    Tuesdays: 5pm-6pm at Bldg. B
    $25 per session. Contact ext.1353
  • Budgeting
    Create a budget, determine necessary expenses and live within limited means.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Fridays: 10am-1pm at Bldg. B.
    No fee. Contact ext. 8433

  • Co-occurring
    Understand and treat substance use and mental illness.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Wednesdays: noon-3pm at Bldg. B.
    Thursdays: 11:30-2:00pm at Bldg. B
    Fridays: 10am-noon at Bld. B
    Sliding fee. Contact Cheryl Jones at [email protected]

  • Depression
    This group is designed to assist those with sadness and other depressive symptoms cope with their feelings with the support of others, who also know the struggle.
    Open to the community. Walk-ins Welcome
    Wednesdays: 10am-noon at Bldg. B.
    Fridays: 5pm-7pm at Bldg. B.
    Co-sponsored by LMC and NAMI.
    No fee. Contact ext. 1353 or ext. 1427

  • DUI/Substance Abuse
    *Need referral from DUI School/Probation Officer. Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Mondays: 5pm-6pm at Bldg. B
    $20 per session. Contact Access Client Registration ext. 2070

  • Dual Diagnosis
    Thursdays: 11am-noon at Bldg. B. Open to LMC FACT Clients Only.
    Contact ext. 8433

  • Parents /Caregivers
    Support for parents/caregivers of children with behavioral health disabilities.
    Open to the Community.
    2nd Thursday of each month: 6pm-7pm at Bldg. A.
    No fee. Contact ext. 8410
  • Smoking Cessation
    Classes are offered year-round.
    No fee, contact ext.1353
  • Trauma 
    Explore past trauma & break down barriers. Open to LMC FACT clients only.
    Tuesdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bldg.
    No fee. Contact ext. 8433
  • Wellness
    How to eat well, exercise, manage medicine and know when to seek medical care.
    Open to LMC Clients Only – FACT Group
    Mondays: 10am-1pm at Bldg. B
    Sliding Fee. Contact Cheryl Jones at [email protected]
  • Coping Skills Group
    LMC Clients Only.
    Mondays: 10am-11am at Bldg. B
    Wednesdays: 1pm-2pm at Bldg. B
    Wednesdays: 2pm-3pm at Children’s Services Bldg. Room 205
    Sliding fee. No appointment needed.
  • Life Skills Group
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Tuesdays: 11:30am-1:00pm at Bldg. B
    Sliding Fee.  Contact Cheryl Jones at [email protected]
  • Connection Recovery Group
    Open to the Community.
    2nd and 4th Tuesdays: 5:15pm-6:45pm at the Friendship Center
    No Fee. Contact ext. 8482
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interpersonal Process Group
    This group uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and talk therapy. It teaches techniques for changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors as well and gives group members a place to provide emotional support to each other.
    Wednesdays: 9am-10am
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Sliding Fee. Contact ext. 1429
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Thursdays: 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Sliding Fee. Contact Christy McBee at [email protected]

Holmes/Washington Counties

 

  • Anger Management
    Learn effective ways to manage anger.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Thursdays: 3pm-4pm at LMC
    Sliding fee. Contact ext. 4002
  • Mood & Anxiety
    Manage your mood and anxiety effectively.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Tuesdays: 2pm—3pm at LMC.
    Sliding fee. Contact ext. 4002
  • Parenting
    Learn effective parenting skills.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Thursdays: 10am-11:30am at LMC.
    Sliding fee. Contact ext. 4002
  • Smoking Cessation
    Classes are offered year-round.
    No fee. Contact ext. 4002
  • Women’s Empowerment
    Topics include parenting, anger management and mood/anxiety needs.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Mondays: 10am-11:30am at Bonifay LMC
    Thursdays: 3pm-4:30pm at Chipley LMC
    Sliding fee. Contact ext. 4002

    Jackson County

  • Anger Management
    Learn effective ways to manage you anger.
    Open to LMC Clients/Probation Referrals
    Thursdays: 2pm-3pm at LMC
    Sliding fee. Contact ext. 4002
  • Smoking Cessation
    Classes are offered year-round.
    No fee. Contact ext. 4002
  • Women’s Empowerment 
    Topics include parenting, anger management and mood/anxiety needs.
    Open to LMC Clients Only.
    Tuesdays: 2pm-3:30pm at LMC
    Sliding Fee. Contact ext. 4002

NAMI Support Groups:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information and resources for clients and families to understand and manage mental illness.

  • Education Program (client) – 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm-8pm
  • Support and Reinforcement Strategies (family) – 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm-8pm
  • Straight Talk (clients and family) – education, sharing and coping strategies – 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursdays at 5:30pm
    NAMI meets at Forest Park United Methodist Church Annex
    1401 W 23rd Street in Panama City.
    Contact Vicki at 850.872.1186 or Roxanne at 850.624.2753.