Social connection groups are a professional led peer support group for individuals dealing with a range of challenges. Building a sense of community and ability in social connection is also often a key part of healing. Unlike social skills groups, social connection groups focus on values and moving toward a more connected sense of self rather than masking or acting in accordance to neurotypical social customs. At True Story, there is no cost for this service however all members must contact the facilitator in advance
Youth talking circles meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the office. We utilize art and activity-based strategies to help youth work toward improved sense of self-worth and social connection while discussing topics related to the reality of being a teen in these times such as how to deal with unkindness/bullying, what to do when you disagree with an adult, what it means to feel different, self-expression, self-compassion and similar. This group is highly neurodiversity-affirming and welcomes youth with a variety of mental health diagnoses and those with Autism.
Talking Circles is a group that meets Wednesday evenings at 6pm virtually for adults wishing to build social connection. This group is highly neurodiversity-affirming and welcomes adults with may live with diagnosed or suspected Autism, Tourette's Syndrome, social anxieties and similar.
In addition to the current social connection groups, True Story hopes to add a More than a Diagnosis group in 2022 for adults living with a variety of mental health challenges such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Major Depression. It is also hoped that later in 2022, a class will also be offered specifically for Radically-Open DBT fo clients receiving individual Radically-Open DBT therapy.