National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando: NAMI Hernando will offer the following at the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill:
•Perinatal/postpartum depression support group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Aug. 7. This is a new group that will provide emotional support, encouragement, education and information concerning perinatal and postpartum anxiety and mood disorders, which may occur throughout a two-year period. Conducted by a licensed counselor. There is no cost to participate. To register, call Mariann Eckman, (352) 683-1351 or the Beautiful Mind, (352) 684-0004.
• Family support group, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. For family members of loved ones who have a mental illness. Call the Beautiful Mind, (352) 684-0004.
• Wellness and Recovery group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays; Wellness Support group, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The group is for adults living with a mental illness. Call the Beautiful Mind, (352) 684-0004.
Ridge Manor West
Prostate Cancer Support Group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Denny's Restaurant, 31015 Cortez Blvd. (352) 438-4847.
Alzheimer's program for caregivers: 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28, HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. This two-part series is provided by HPH Hospice, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. It is for those who are currently caring for someone with Alzheimer's, or who anticipate being in this position. Topics include how the disease changes communications and difficult behaviors. There will be discussion after each session. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP to Carla Hayes, (352) 597-1882.
Hernando County Ostomy Association: 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Grace Lutheran Church, 411 Mariner Blvd. Friends and family members welcome. For information, call Ellen Boldt, (352) 597-5426, or Carol Krause, (352) 683-5586.
Overeaters Anonymous: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Optional coffee and fellowship will follow the meeting. This is a new group. Ann, (352) 346-6962, or Julie, (352) 688-2877. New Beginnings group, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, also at St. Andrew's. Betty, (352) 666-1710. This is a 12-step program for those suffering from compulsive overeating. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins for this support group.
Overeaters Anonymous: Bridge to Serenity group, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a 12-step program for those suffering from compulsive overeating. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins for this support group. Call Belinda, (352) 293-3455.
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