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Support Groups

All support groups meet at the Peninsula Lighthouse campus at 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd. in Knoxville unless otherwise noted. Call (865) 970-9800 for more details.


(Communicating the Pain as Suicide Survivors): Navigating
the Ocean of Grief after the Suicide Death of a Loved One
The mission of ComPASS is to provide a safe place of support, understanding, and education during the journey of loss following the suicide death or a loved one. This group is open/ongoing for those who have lost a family member, friend, or co-work to suicide. Not appropriate for observers or those who have survived a suicide attempt.

2nd Monday of each month, 6 -p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Currently being held via Zoom. Visit for dial in information.

Co-occurring Group

A peer-led support group for adults pursuing recovery who have both a mental health and substance abuse disorder. This group meets at First United Methodist Church of Maryville, lower level. Address: 804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville, TN 37803.
Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Contact Peer Support Academy of Blount County at (865)970-1840.

Depression Anxiety Support Group

Open to ages 18 and older.  Free of charge.
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Located at the Peer Support Academy – Sevier

Diagnostic Issues Group

Very broad group topics; suitable for most individuals. All insurances are accepted.
Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m. – Conference Room
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Room 262
Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. – Conference Room

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group

Individual therapy required in order to attend group.
Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Room 262
Wednesdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Room 262

Enhancing Recovery Wisdom Group

Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Conference Room

Families Anonymous

A community-run 12-step group for family members and friends who have concerns about the substance use or mental illness of a loved one. Mondays 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This group is held at Peninsula Lighthouse, 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd. (Upper Level), and is free of charge.

Family Support Group

This group is open to the families/ support system for current patients, as well as former patients and their support.  Call to learn more about the process of crisis stabilization here at Peninsula Hospital, resources available to you and your loved one during and after discharge, and how to support yourself or your loved one in moving towards greater well-being.  Each group will include an educational portion.  You will also have a chance to ask questions, either to be addressed during the group discussion or to be given to your loved one’s treatment team (for currently hospitalized patients).  You are not alone and you are an important part of your loved one’s journey towards recovery.  Please join us while your loved one is hospitalized or any time afterwards that new obstacles arise. For more details CLICK HERE.

Wednesdays, at 5 p.m.- Call 865-374-0301 or Toll Free 844-382-4264 Conference Call ID 3738211

Managing Relationships Group

Do you have difficulty standing up for yourself or saying no? Do you feel like people always take advantage of you? Do you take care of other people but fail to take care of yourself? Do you try to make other people happy but are left unhappy yourself? Are you afraid to express your feelings for fear of hurting people’s feelings or not being liked?

Learn to use assertive communication to stand up for yourself, deny unreasonable requests, express opinions, ask for favors, accept or refuse invitations, initiate conversations and improve self esteem in order to improve all types of personal and professional relationships.  Skills in these areas reduce anxiety and depression and increase feelings of self worth. 

Tuesdays, 2 to 3:00 p.m. – room 262

New Beginnings Group

An outpatient group therapy session for adults with alcohol and drug abuse issues seeking support to maintain sobriety. The group focuses on strengthening relapse prevention skills, refining coping skills and building social supports. Requires referral from the therapist.
Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Teen Group

Topics include social skills, distress tolerance skills and emotional regulation.
All insurances accepted.
Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Women In Treatment Aftercare

Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m

Women’s Only Group

Any female with a mental health diagnosis can attend. All insurances accepted.
Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. – Room 262