ADOPTIVE FAMILIES TOGETHER: A group for pre- and post-adoptive families; meets fourth Sun. each month, 7-9 p.m. at Billerica Boys and Girls Club, 19 Campbell Road, Billerica. Call 978-667-3282. AL-ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: An anonymous fellowship of people whose lives have been affected by another person's drinking. Based on the 12 steps and traditions of AA and Al-Anon. Meets each Wed., 10-11:30 a.m. at Center Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton Center. Newcomer's meeting, 11-11:30 a.m. Free babysitting. AL-ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: If someone's drinking is bothering you, Al-Anon can help; meets each Mon., 10:30 a.m., at St. William's Church, lower level, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury; and each Wed., noon, at Tewksbury Hospital. For info about other locations, call 508-366-0556 or visit www.ma-al-alateen.org. AL-ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: For those whose lives are affected by another person's drinking; meets each Fri., 7-9:30 p.m. at Lowell General Hospital, Hanchett Auditorium, Varnum Ave., Lowell; each Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception School, 218 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. Call 781-843-5300. AL-ANON PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP: For parents whose children are struggling with abuse or addiction to drugs or alcohol. Meets each Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. at First Parish Church, 75 Great Road, Bedford Common. ALTERNATIVE HOUSE SUPPORT GROUPS: For women who have been abused, or are in an abusive relationship. Victims can learn about their own options and how to break the cycle of abuse. Collect calls accepted. Call 978-937-5777. ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS: Meets last Wed. each month, 6:30-8 p.m. at Apple Valley Nursing and Rehab Center, 400 Groton Road, Ayer. To register call 978-772-1704, ext. 27. ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT: Meets second and fourth Mon. each month, 1-2:30 p.m. at Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, No. Chelmsford. Call 978-251-8491. ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT: Meets first Wed. each month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, 191 Foster St., Littleton. Call 978-486-3512. ALZHEIMER'S EVENING SUPPORT: Meets fourth Tues. each month, 6 p.m. at The Inn at Robbins Brook, Acton/Westford. Call 978 399-2305. ALZHEIMER'S MONTHLY MORNING CAREGIVERS SUPPORT: Meets third Tues. each month, 10:30 a.m. at Concord Park Assisted Living Residence in West Concord. Call 978 369-4728. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for family members of residents at Heritage Manor and members of the community; held second Mon. each month, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Manor, 841 Merrimack St., 2nd floor, Lowell. Call Margaret, 978-459-0546. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: Meets fourth Tues. each month, 7 p.m. at Blaire House of Tewksbury, 10 B Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury. Registration required. Call 978-851-3121, ext. 3207. ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP: A group for adolescents and adults seeking help contolling anger issues. Adolescents meet each Mon., 6-7 p.m.; Adults, each Mon., 7-8 p.m. at Center for Health Resources, 3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite 303, Woburn. Contact Elisa Fustolo, 781-932-0257, ext. 2 or Michael Hayden, 978-459-4884. ANXIETY DISORDERS/CHRONIC ANXIETY SUPPORT: Coping strategies in a supportive setting for adults of any age. Free and confidential. Meets each Wed., 2-3:30 p.m. at Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road. If interested in attending, call Irene Knox, 978-256-9745. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP: Provides support and education for the parents of children with ASD. Meets first Thurs. of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Hanchett Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital. Parents of children of all ages are invited. For information, call group leader Denise at 617-872-2673 AUTISM SUPPORT: The Autism Support Group of Chelmsford is a newly established group for parents of children who have an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Chelmsford parents of children/adolescents at any age are welcome. Meets at Chelmsford Public Library, Lower Level Conference Room, 25 Boston Road. Call 978-244-9822. AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Putting the Pieces Together: A Support Group for those Touched By Autism will meet second and fourth Tues. each month at Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell. No sign-up required. Facilitated by Meghan Bourbeau, BS Developmental Specialist, South Bay Early Intervention. For info, contact Judith Hahn, 978-452-1736. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Beacon Hospice, Inc. offers the following groups and workshops free of charge and open to the public: Dealing with the Holiday Blues, 3-week group beginning Dec. 1 at St. Monica Parish, 112 Lawrence Road, Methuen; Dealing with Loss During the Holidays, meets each Wed. through Dec. 21 at Dracut Council on Aging, Mammoth Road; Coping with the Holiday Blues, meets each Tues. through Dec. 27 at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Haggets Pond Road, Andover. For additional information and to register, call Lu Bonanno at 978-372-4211. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Meets second and fourth Wed. each month, (except holidays), 7 p.m. at St. Francis Parish, Wheeler Road, Dracut. Call 978-452-6611. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT FOR ADULTS: Meets each Thurs., 10-11 a.m. at Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Road, Dracut. Call Lucille, 978-372-4211. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT (G.R.A.S.P.): Grief Recovery After Substance Passing, a free bereavement support group open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one to drugs or alcohol, meets second Thurs. each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at 71 Spit Brook Road, Suite 102, Nashua, N.H. Call Erin, 603-882-3786. BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOPS: Merrimack Valley Hospice will hold bereavement support groups, second Mon. each month, 6-7:30 p.m. at Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill. To register call 978-552-4537. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT: Information for survivors of brain injuries and their families and friends; meets first Wed. each month, 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, N.H. Call 603-882-3000, ext. 6750. BREAST CANCER EDUCATION: Saints Medical Center, First floor conference room, 1 Hospital Drive, Lowell, will offer a program for breast cancer survivors and patients currently in treatment, Moments of Sharing, last Mon. each month, 6 p.m. No registration required. Call 978-458-1411, ext. 4560. BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS GROUP: Lowell General Hospital will offer a free drop-in support group for breastfeeding mothers each Tues., 10 a.m.-noon at Lowell Room, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 978-937-6511. BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: Offered by the La Leche League of Westford for women with an interest in breastfeeding, third Wed. each month, 7-9 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7 Faulkner St., Ayer. Call 978 597-6988, 978-877-0697 or 978-589-0901. CANCER SUPPORT: Meet at Cancer Center of Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell. What About Me? (ages 7-10 and 11-17); meets second Wed. each month, 4 p.m.; Now What? Life After Loss; meets second Wed. each month, 6:30 p.m. To register call 978-937-6142. CANCER SUPPORT FOR SPANISH SPEAKING: Lowell General Hospital will offer a cancer support group in Spanish for patients or family members. Held third Mon. each month, 6:30 p.m. at 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 978-937-6393. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Meets first Wed. each month, 10-11:30 a.m. at Billerica Senior Center, 25 Concord Road. Call 978-671-0916 or visit www.billericacoa.org. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: The Alzheimer's Support Group at the Bedford Council on Aging is for family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals who know, or live with, someone who has dementia. Jim Worthington, a licensed social worker and Director of the Ross-Worthen Dementia Unit at Carleton-Willard Village, is the group leader. Meets third Tues. each month, 2-3:30 p.m. at Bedford Council on Aging. Call 781-275-6825. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: This group provides comfort and support for people who are caring for an aging or a chronically ill loved one. Meets on second and fourth Wed., 7-8:30 p.m. in the Merrimack Valley Hospital Atrium, Haverhill. Offered in collaboration with the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV). For more information contact Janice Hrenko at ESMV at 1-800-892-0890. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Do you ever feel overwhelmed, tired, stressed, or depressed helping to care for a family member or friend at home. If so, you are not alone. Caregiver support group meets first Thurs. each month, 10-11:30 a.m., at St. Michaels Parish in North Andover. Co-facilitated by Kelsey Call, Masters in Clinical Social Work of Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, and Trisha Boutilier, Outreach Coordinator of St. Michaels Parish. This free, drop-in, on-going support group is open to all. Contact Trisha for more information at 978-686-4050 x15. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: For people affected by Alzheimer's and memory disorders, meets each second and fourth Wed., 5-6:30 p.m., at Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 1820 Turnpike St., Suite 106, N. Andover. Led by a social worker and offering a confidential forum for the sharing of coping techniques and information, free respite care will be made available upon request. For more information and to arrange respite services, contact Susan Harrison at 978-921-1697 ext. 221 or email@example.com. CAREGIVER SUPPORT: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., in partnership with the Tyngsboro Council on Aging, is offering a new support group at the Senior Citizens Center the second Thurs. each month, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 800-892-0890. CAREGIVER SUPPORT: Meets first Mon. each month, 1-2:30 p.m. at Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, No. Chelmsford. Call 978-251-8491. CAREGIVER SUPPORT: A new group that meets first Wed. each month, 10-11:30 a.m. in Billerica with Elaine Patsourakos, MSW, a Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker from Billerica. There is no cost, and the group is open to anyone caring for an elderly relative or friend. CHADD/NASHUA-WINDHAM CHAPTER: A nationwide network of support groups for adults with ADD or AD/HD. Meets third Thurs. each month, 7:30 p.m. at Windham Presbyterian Church, Rte. 111, Windham, N.H. Call 603-880-4997. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS (CoDA): A 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is a desire to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Meets on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, N.H. Newcomers meeting, 6:45-7 p.m. Call 978-937-9311. CONCERNED UNITED BIRTH PARENTS, INC.: Non-profit group for people who have given up children for adoption, adopted persons, adoptive parents, and all others affected by adoption. Meets from Sept.-June. Call 617-328-3005 or 978-386-7148. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS: Meets each Wed. 6:45-8:15 p.m., First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road, in the Parish House, beside church, on second floor. The first half hour of meeting is quiet time to work on numbers. No dues or fees. Everyone welcome. 617-728-1426 or www.debtorsanonymous.org DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP: DBSA Merrimack Valley meets each Mon., 6-7:30 p.m. at Eliot Presbyterian Church, 273 Summer St., Lowell, and each Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 1-888-280-7773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DIABETES LIVE & LEARN EDUCATIONAL GROUP: Meets second Thurs. each month, 6-7 p.m. at Saints Medical Center, first floor conference room, 1 Hospital Drive, Lowell. Free. Call 978-458-1411, ext. 4502, 978-934-8447 or visit www.saintsmedicalcenter.com. DIABETES SUPPORT: Meets first Wed. each month, 6-7 p.m. at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Founders Room, 200 Groton Road, Ayer. Call 978-784-9452. DIVORCE SUPPORT: A newly formed group for divorced moms of teenagers and young adult children who have or are suffering from traumatic custody issues. For location information call Beverly, 978-345-5220. DIVORCE SUPPORT FOR MEN: Men in all phases of divorce are welcome to discuss their experiences in a relaxed, non-judgmental setting in the Pepperell-Groton area. Call Peter, 978-360-3786 or email@example.com DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP: Alternative House offers free weekly support group to women coping with the effects of domestic violence. Groups are held in a confidential location. For more information, please call 978-937-5777. DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT: A support group for parents of children with Down Syndrome; meets third Mon. each month, 7-9 p.m. in Clark Auditorium, Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Children welcome. 978-459-6854, 454-0794 or 937-6511. DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT: Merrimack Valley Hospice and Holy Family Hospital have joined forces to offer a drop-in grief support group at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen the first Thurs. each month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 978-552-4539. EASY BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP: A group for those diagnosed with a lung disease, their families and friends; meets third Thurs. each month, noon at Emerson Hospital, Concord. All welcome. To register call Claire, 978-287-3715. EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: Meet each Sat., 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 25 Woburn St., Reading. FAITHWORKS: A faith-based support group for unemployed and employed men and women in the Merrimack Valley, combining prayerful discernment, networking and practical job search and career skills in a spirit of fellowship. Meets at St. Catherine's parish center mezzanine, 107 North Main St., Westford. Visit www.stcatherinescareernetwork.ning.com or call 508-479-7254. FAMILIES ANONYMOUS: A group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one's abuse of drugs or alcohol, following steps and traditions similar to those of Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets each Wed., 7 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton, Parish House, Rtes. 119 and 40. Call 978-448-3402. FAMILIES ANONYMOUS: A 12-step self-help support group of families of drug abusers and those with behavioral problems. Meets each Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington. Call 800-736-9805. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: Meets first Thurs. each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lowell General Hospital, Donovan Conference Room, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 978-204-8253. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Meets each Sun., 7-8:30 p.m. at Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road, Lowell. GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT: Meets second Tues. each month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Billerica Senior Center. To register call 978-671-0916. GRIEF SUPPORT: Meets second Tues. each month, 1:30-3 p.m. at Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road. Open to all. Call Diane, 978-552-4539. HEADACHE SUPPORT: Offered by St. Joseph's Hosptal, Nashua, N.H. in conjunction with the National Headache Foundation; for headache sufferers, their families and friends. Meets second Wed. each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Conference Room A, 5th floor, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, N.H. Call Judy, 603-557-8216. HIV AND AIDS SUPPORT: Open Hearts, support services for those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, meets each Mon., 7-9 p.m. at Saint Pius X Parish Center, Manchester, N.H. Call 603-622-6510, ext. 21. HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: A support group for caregivers, those with HD, and persons of risk. Meets second Wed. each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, Chandler St. Call 508-872-8102, ext. 18. INSULIN PUMP SUPPORT GROUP: Meets second Wed. each month, 7-8 p.m., in the Library at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road, Ayer. Call 978-784-9452. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF TOWNSEND/PEPPERELL: For expecting and breastfeeding mothers, meets first Tues. each month, 6-8 p.m. at The Lawrence Library Toddler's Room, 15 Main Street (Rt. 113), Pepperell. La Leche League International is a non-profit organization that offers breastfeeding information and support. Call Daryl, 978-589-0901 or Jen, 603-878-3192. LEARN TO COPE: LTC is a peer lead support group for parents/caregivers struggling with a member of the family who is addicted to opiates/alcohol and other drugs. Meets each Wed., 7-9 p.m. at Saints Medical Center, 1 Hospital Dr., Lowell. Call 508-801-3247 or visit www.learn2cope.org. www.saintsmedicalcenter.com/health-wellness/Supportgroups/General. LIFE SUPPORT DISCUSSION GROUP: Meets each Sun., 6-7 p.m. at The Natural Touch Wellness Center, 238 Central St., Rte. 111, Hudson, N.H. 603-886-1467. LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS: Eliot Community Human Services in Concord offers a 12-week group for men and women with chronic medical illness to help counter isolation and address issues of self-image, anger, depression and communication. Meets each Thurs., 10-11:30 a.m. at the Eliot Center, Emerson Hospital, Concord. Fee based on sliding scale; most insurances accepted. For information call Dana Snyder-Grant, LICSW, 978- 369-1113. LOWELL HOUSE ADVOCACY BOARD: Meets third Fri. each month at 555 Merrimack St., Lowell. Anyone with substance abuse or knows of others with substance abuse or those who are currently sober are welcome. Call Mark 978-452-9801 or the agency 978-459-8656. LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP: Meets second Thurs. each month at 10 a.m. at Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, N. Chelmsford. Please register, 978-251-0533. MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY: A group for anyone at any stage of their cancer journey. Offers complimientary therapies to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Meets second and fourth Wed., 6-7:15 p.m. at Saints Medical Center, Physician's Lounge, Main Cafeteria, second floor, 1 Hospital Drive, Lowell. To register call 978-934-8457. MEN'S SUPPORT FOR PROSTATE CANCER: Meets each Tues., 6:30-8 p.m. at Franciscan Retreat Center, 459 River Road, Andover. Call the Center, 978-851-3391 or Jim, 978-996-3030. MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Lowell meets third Wed. each month, 7 p.m. at Solomon Mental Health Center, 391 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 978-677-0618. MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of North Central Massachusetts will hold a group for those with mental illness and their family members, each Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 750 Rindge Road, Fitchburg. Call Maureen, 978-772-4243. MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Middlesex offers daytime and evening support groups for families; meets last Tues. of each month, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 Great Road, Bedford Center; third Sat. each month, 10 a.m.-noon at First Parish Church, Stow, rtes. 117/62. Call 781-982-3318. MILITARY SUPPORT: A support group for families who have loved ones being deployed or presently deployed, or those who are dealing with post-deployment issues. Meets each Tues., 7 p.m. at St. Theresa's Parish Center, 470 Boston Road, Billerica. Call Karen Stocker, 978-667-9312 or Deacon Tom Mullins, 978-663-8816, ext. 14. MILITARY SUPPORT: A support group for both veterans and their families. Meets second Wed. each month, 6-8:30 p.m. at Townsend Rod & Gun Club, Townsend. Call Lauren and Paul Taylor, 978-582-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org MOTHERS AND MORE DISCUSSION GROUP: Newly formed Westford chapter of Mothers and More; meets at Roudenbush Center, Westford. Call 978-692-1172. MOVING ON: For those who are divorced, separated or widowed who are ready to move on with their lives; meets each Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 6 Meriaim St., Lexington. Call Marti, 978-256-5872 or Phil, 978-922-3690. NEW MILLENNIUM DIVORCE SUPPORT: For the separated and divorced; meets each Sun., 7-9 p.m. at St. Michael's School, 21 Sixth St., Lowell. Call Carlos, 978-957-2063 or email email@example.com. NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT: A drop-in support group for new mothers who have questions and concerns about their new baby; meets each Tues., 10 a.m.-noon at Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 978-937-6425. OPIATE RECOVERY: The Center for Health Resources, 3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite 303, Woburn is holding a support group for anyone seeking to recover from addiction to opiates each Wed., 6-7 p.m. Call 781-932-0257. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Does food control your life? Overeaters Anonymous can help with free meetings in the Lawrence and greater Lawrence areas. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Meeting lists available at www.OA.org/meetings or contact 781-641-2303. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Do you have trouble maintaining a healthy weight? Free 12-step recovery program helps people find a way to enjoy life in appropriate sized bodies for years at a time. Meets in Lowell every Mon., 7 p.m., at Saints Medical Center Residents' hall, intersection of Stackpole Street and Rte. 38, and every Thurs., 7 p.m., at Saint Patrick's Church (Spanish speaker meeting), 220 Aiken St. Call 781-641-2303 or visit www.oambi.org. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Meets each Fri., 10 a.m. at St. Wiliam's Church, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury. PANIC/ANXIETY/AGORAPHOBIA SUPPORT: Meets second and fourth Fri. each month, 2:30-3:45 p.m. at Lowell Council on Aging, 276 Broadway St., Lowell. Confidential, free. No phone calls. firstname.lastname@example.org PANIC TO ANXIETY GROUP: Meets each Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Therese's School, Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Call Jack at 603-321-5202. PARENTS HELPING PARENTS: Offers free, confidential and anonymous weekly support groups for parents throughout Massachusetts. Share experiences and get support and encouragement from other parents. Call 800-882-1250 for information about groups in our area. PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN AND OTHER SURVIVORS OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS: Meets second Tues. each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Saints Medical Center Auditorium, Stackpole St., Lowell. Call Arnie, 978-452-5858. PARENTS RAISING CHILDREN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER: A group for parents and caregivers of children with bipolar disorder. Drop-ins welcome. Call Kerry, 978-337-3676 or email@example.com PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: A group for parents of children with an emotional or behavorial issue. Meets second and fourth Tues. each month, 6-7:45 p.m. at MSPCC, Phoenix St., Lowell. A second group for parents of youth transitioning to adult services will meet first Tues. each month, 6-7:45 p.m., call for location. Call 978-513-2379. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS: A mutual support, educational and social group for divorced, widowed, separated and single parents and their children. Organizations in northern Massachusetts and N.H. Call 603-669-4275 or www.geocities.com\pwp1239 PRE-POST TRANSPLANT SUPPORT: Meets first Wed. each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at Southern N.H. Medical Center, Nashua, N.H. Call Ron Rioux, 603-889-1775 for room location. RAPE CRISIS SERVICES OF GREATER LOWELL: Offering free groups to survivors of sexual assault; art therapy support for adult female survivors; support for adult male survivors; art therapy for teen survivors. New programs offered for free: Gentle Yoga for adult female survivors of sexual assault, Coping Skills for adult female survivors, and Parent Drop-In group for non-offending parents of survivors. Call 978-452-7721. SAFE PLACE: A confidential and free support group for those who have lost a friend or family member through suicide. Meets second and fourth Tues. each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 196 Main St., North Andover. Meetings are facilitated by survivors. Call Debbie, 978-688-0030. THE SAMARITANS: Trained volunteers are available 24-hours per day to speak to those who are lonely, depressed or suicidal. In the Lowell area call 978-452-6733; Lawrence area, 978-688-6607; Haverhill area, 978-372-7200; Newburyport area, 978- 465-6100; for teens call toll free 888-767-8336. SAMARITANS SUICIDE SURVIVORS: For survivors of a suicide lost and is facilitated by trained volunteers whom have also lost a loved one to suicide. Meets second and fourth Tues. of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., at Centralville Methodist Church, corner of Bridge and Hildreth Sts., Lowell. Call Linda at 978-726-3360 or 978-888-4532. SELF-HELP INJURIOUS ANONYMOUS: A self-help group for people who want to stop self-injurious behavior. Weekly meetings; 12-step format. For information call 978-683-3128, ext. 1717. SEPARATED, DIVORCED AND BEYOND: Join us for support, fellowship and coping tools on the third Sun. of each month, 7 p.m., at Saint Francis Parish, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut. Meetings are confidential. Call 978-452-6611. S.M.A.R.T. RECOVERY: A self-help group using a cognitive-behavioral approach to problems with alcohol and drugs; meets each Tues., 6:30-8 p.m. at Middlesex Community College, Room 115, 15 Kearney Sq., Lowell. Call 781-275-8175, 866-951-5357 or visit smartrecovery.org SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE GLUTEN INTOLERANCE ASSN: A resource group that meets bi-monthly for individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Meets at Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, 517 Boston Post Road, Merrimack, N.H. Call 603-437-1702. STARTING OVER: For those who are divorced or separated and have issues from their past relationship; meets each Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. at Town Center Building, 1-2 Mudge Way, Bedford. Call 781-271-1160 or 781-275-6825. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: Meets second and fourth Mon. of every month, 7:30 p.m., at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St., Littleton. Call Nancy at 978-425-6654 or Barbara Whitcomb at 978-486-4928. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS): A weekly weight loss support group meets each Tues., 6 p.m. at St. Michael's Church Hall, 543 Bridge St., Lowell. Men & women welcome. Call 978-957-7327. 12-STEP SELF-HELP GROUP: For concerned family members and friends of adults who suffer with a mental illness or serious brain disorder; meets each Thurs., 10:30 a.m-noon, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Offered by CLM Behavioral Health in conjunction with National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, N.H. Chapter. Call 603-434-9937. VETERANS SERVICES: The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to help veterans with their readjustment. The Department is in the process of adding 23 new vet centers throughout the nation to provide more individual, group and family counseling to veterans of all wars who have served in combat zones. The centers also include a suicide prevention call line. Call 800-273-TALK. All calls confidential. WE CARE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: This group offers support for cancer patients, their family and friends. Meets first and third Tues. of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Merrimack Valley Hospital Atrium, Haverhill. For more information contact Becky Sweeney, Director of Case Management, at 978-521-3651. WEIGHT WATCHERS: Meets at Saints Medical Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Lowell, each Thurs. 4:15 p.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. in the Residence Building Auditorium. All are welcome. WHAT TO EXPECT IN REHAB: Life Care Center of the Merrimack Valley will hold a discussion on rehabilitation, third Tues. each month, 4-6 p.m. at 80 Boston Road, Billerica. Call 978-667-2166. YOUNG PARENTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (YPSP): A free program for teen mothers or teen mothers-to-be (ages 19 and under), meets each Wed., 2:30-4:30 p.m. at YWCA of Lowell, 206 Rogers St. Open to residents of Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford. Transportation provided for residents of Lowell. Call 978-454-5405, ext. 121. YOUNG WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS: A non-profit, non-sectarian mutual help organization providing support to younger widowed women and men during their period of bereavement and readjustment. Meets in Andover each Wed., 7-9 p.m. and second and fourth Tues., 7-9 p.m. For location information call 978-979-8993.