Local Support Groups

Recovering from a mental health disorder, or standing by a loved one who’s recovering can be made much easier with support from your community. Discover support groups and community resources in your area.

Local 12-Step Meetings

At Lakeland Behavioral Health System in Missouri, children, adolescents, and seniors can obtain professional treatment for  mental health concerns, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

At this time, AA and NA meetings are not offered at Lakeland Behavioral Health System. Resources can be found throughout Southwest Missouri. To find a meeting that is right for you, and to learn more about these programs, please navigate the following links:

Southwest Missouri Narcotics AnonymousLearn more about Narcotics Anonymous. Browse the FAQ page to have some of your questions answered quickly, and look to find out where and when meetings are being held.

Southwest Missouri Meetings  – Find current meetings in the area.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – Locate Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Springfield, Missouri.

Support Groups for Caregivers

Many of our patients’ family members have also taken on the role of caregiver, especially those whose loved ones have been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia. Watching a loved one experience such painful symptoms can be taxing, which is why it is imperative to reach out for your own support. Thankfully, there are groups available throughout Springfield:

Quarterly on 3rd Thursday of Month – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
March, June, September, December
Wilson’s Creek Nursing and Rehab
3403 W. Mt. Vernon
Bethany Kechner 417.864.5600

2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Respite Care provided – call in advance.
Cox Alzheimer’s Support
3535 S. National
Judee Steward 417.269.3616

3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Maranatha Village – Maranatha Community Center
233 E. Norton Road
Katrice Switzer 417.833.0016

2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
The Gardens
1302 W. Sunset
Jennifer McBride 417.718.6822 

3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
Holy Trinity Caregiver Support
2818 E. Bennett
Mary Schiman 417.872.5155

Sharon Carron 314.504.3496

1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Respite care provided.
Willard First Baptist Church
202 W. Jackson
Barbara Cosby 417.742.2532
Carol Bourbina 417.742.3071

Marks of Quality Care
  • Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare

Compared to the other options, Lakeland Behavioral Health was the only one that was able to provide me with the comprehensive care that my child needed. It was obvious that the staff truly cared, and everyone was great!

– Kyle G.

In response to the growing need for mental health services, we are expanding our older adult programming to include ages 40+