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 in-person and virtually.

Below is a list of our current peer support communities, please select the community for more information including descriptions and meeting times. To ask specific questions or to 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.

If you are interested in starting a new peer support community, contact Caroline Albritton Sahba at c.k.albritton@tcu.edu.


Our Supportive Gaming Community aims to engage with students by playing role-playing games 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 is a free program open to beginners and experienced players alike. If you have any questions or want to join the Supportive Gaming Community, 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 3:00 pm-4:30 pm CST. Fall 2021 meetings are hybrid with the in person location in Jarvis 204.

If you have any questions, want to join the Graduate Student Support Community, or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, 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 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  CST. Fall 2021 meetings are hybrid with the in person location in Jarvis 232, inside the Counseling Center.

If you have any questions, want to join the Grief Support Community, or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, 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 Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 pm and Thursdays 3:30-4:45 pm CST. Fall 2021 meetings are hybrid with the in person location in Jarvis 204.

If you have any questions, want to join the Meditation Group for Stress, Anxiety and Sleep Peer Support Community , or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, 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 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Fall 2021 meetings are hybrid with the in person location in Jarvis 204.

If you have any questions, want to join the Nourish Peer Support Community, or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, 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 1:00 pm-2:00 pm CST. Fall 2021 meetings are starting the semester hybrid with the in person location in Jarvis 204.

If you have any questions, want to join the Renew Peer Support Community, or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

Open to any TCU student who is affected by a loved one’s substance use or mental health and is seeking support & solutions for themselves.

Fall 2021 meeting every other Friday in Jarvis 204

October 22
November 5
November 19
December 3

The Collegiate Recovery Community hosts an open and anonymous weekly meeting for any TCU student who has the desire to change their alcohol, cannabis, or other substance use. There is no sign up necessary to join, just show up.

The Collegiate Recovery Community meets Thursdays from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm CST. Fall 2021 meetings are hybrid, with the in person location in Jarvis 204. The Zoom meeting ID is 814 700 806, 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.

A peer support community open to any student who is a survivor of trauma, including sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and/or harassment. A space to connect, reflect, and heal. 

Fall 2021 gatherings: Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm in Jarvis 104, with a hybrid option. Email care@tcu.edu for the Meeting ID and 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 Counseling Center is hosting a trauma-sensitive yoga peer support community, which will run for eight weeks. Each week will include instruction and guidance in yoga techniques that individuals may find supportive as a part of a wellness plan. Yoga practices will be accessible to all levels and abilities, with chair and mat variations offered for each posture, and a range of options and modifications offered. The practices will also be trauma-sensitive, which means, in part, that students will always have the choice of how and whether they participate, and will always be offered a way to give themselves a pause and return to practice as they are ready. The class will be led by Professor Brandy Quinn, from the TCU College of Education, who is also a registered 500-hour yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Professor Quinn taught for three years in a local yoga studio, as well as in various community settings, and led trainings in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga. She will teach the class via Zoom, and students will be able to take the class from any space they would like, including a room provided in the TCU Recreation Center that will allow for appropriate social distancing. If you are interested in participating please email l.lotz@tcu.edu.

FrogConnect is a new student-led community that uses GroupMe to foster connections between TCU students based on shared interests. The goal of these communities is to allow students to feel a sense of belonging and create relationships with fellow Horned Frogs. If you’re looking for someone to go with to the TCU game, meet for lunch in the BLUU or attend an on-campus event, try one of the FrogConnect groups and meet a new Horned Frog today.

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FrogsSpeak is an open discussion forum for TCU students to tell stories, provide suggestions, and engage in conversations about mental health. Students have the freedom to write about whatever interests them and are encouraged to interact positively with other students. This is an opportunity to engage in informal discussions regarding mental health to not only decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness but destigmatize mental health on TCU’s campus. Posts can be submitted anonymously or students can include their name.

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Please read the following details about joining a Peer Support community and agree to the terms before submitting the form.
• Only enrolled TCU students can join a Peer Support Community. Please provide your TCU student email as staff will communicate any updates about the Peer Support Community viva your TCU student email address.
• Students agree to treat all members of the Peer Support Community, including the staff, with respect and follow the stated guidelines. Being disrespectful or displaying interactions that are deemed hostile or disruptive is grounds to be removed from the Peer Support Community and/or your contact information being forwarded to a Dean of Students.
• Students who join a Peer Support Community agree to follow the Student Code of Conduct and are subject to be vetted by staff to ensure that they are not part of a significant behavioral or conduct case on campus. If a student becomes involved in a significant behavioral of conduct case on campus, or is known to be involved in a criminal legal matter in the community, that student is subject to be removed from the Peer Support Community.
• Requesting money, making romantic advances, or sending any type of inappropriate messages on the GroupMe or during the Peer Support meetings is grounds to be removed from this program and/or your contact information being forwarded to a Dean of Students.
• A staff member is connected to each GroupMe, but may not monitor every message. This staff is a point of contact in case there are ever concerns about messages on the GroupMe.
• Students who participate in a Peer Support Community understand that this program is designed to connect TCU students and is not a counseling or therapy intervention. They also understand that GroupMe is not a TCU-sponsored or monitored platform.
I accept these terms and understand that Peer Support Communities are not a substitute for counseling and should not be considered as a therapeutic intervention. *