The Counseling & Mental Health Center fosters peer support communities, which are led by TCU students who work closely with staff members. The goal of these supportive communities is to expand social support and increase connections with like-minded students. They are not designed to treat symptoms or provide clinical interventions. Currently, support communities are meeting virtually.

Below is a list of our current peer support communities, please select the community for more information including group descriptions and meeting times. To ask specific questions about a group or receive more information on how to get involved please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. If you have general questions, contact Dr. Eric Wood at e.c.wood@tcu.edu.


Alphabet Soup Peer Support Community is a small, unstructured group in a safe and supportive environment for students who identify as:  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and those wanting to explore their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.  The support community is designed to provide a space to share individual struggles and joys, as well as learn more about oneself. Diverse viewpoints will be welcomed and respected.  This support community is currently full, but we are collecting names of those who are interested in joining in the future, or if we start an additional Alphabet Soup Peer Support Community.

Alphabet Soup meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join Alphabet Soup please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

Our Dungeons & Dragons Supportive Community aims to engage with students by playing D&D to develop healthy relationships built upon listening, empathy, creativity, and respect, use their critical problem-solving skills, and empower them to practice self-discovery and heroism. This pilot program is led by TCU staff members with the support of the Counseling & Mental Health Center.

This is a free program open to beginners and experienced players alike. If you have any questions or want to join the D&D support group please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Graduate Student Support Community is a space for all TCU graduate students to come together to share their strengths and struggles.  Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged and welcome. 

The Graduate Student Support Community meets Mondays from 3:00pm-4:30pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join the Graduate Student Support group please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Grief Support group is an open and supportive community for students experiencing grief due to the passing of a loved one.

The Grief Support Peer Community meets on Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:00Ppm  CST.  If you have any questions or want to join the Grief Support Community please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Meditation Group for Stress, Anxiety and Sleep Peer Support Community focuses on practicing various styles of meditation to reduce daily stress, ruminative worry, and improve sleep. 

The Meditation Group meets on Thursday from 1:00pm – 2:15pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join the Meditation Group for Stress, Anxiety and Sleep please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Nourish Peer Support Community is open to any TCU student who wants to improve their relationship with food or their body.

The Nourish group meets on Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. If you have any questions or want to join the Nourish Peer Support Community please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Renew Depression and Anxiety Peer Support Community is a supportive and encouraging place for TCU students affected by depression and/or anxiety. 

The Renew Depression and Anxiety group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join Renew please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Ripple Effect is an open and anonymous peer support community for any TCU student who has been affected by a family member, friend or loved one’s substance use. No sign up necessary to join, just show up.

The Ripple Effect meets on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm CST. The Zoom meeting ID is 918 2368 7016. Email recoveryworks@tcu.edu for the password. If you have any questions please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

 

The Students for Recovery Peer Support Community is an open and anonymous group for any TCU student who has the desire to change their alcohol, marijuana, or other substance use. There is no sign up necessary to join, just show up.

The Students for Recovery Peer Support Community meets Sundays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm CST. The Zoom meeting ID is 814 700 806, email Caroline Albritton at c.k.albritton@tcu.edu for the password. If you have any questions please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Trauma Survivors Peer group is open to any student who is a survivor of trauma, including sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sexual and gender-based harassment. This group is a space to connect, reflect, and where the focus is on healing. Open and anonymous, no registration or sign up required.

The Trauma Survivors Peer Community meets Thursdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm CST. Email care@tcu.edu for Zoom login information. If you have any questions please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

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