Classes, Workshops and Seminars
June 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. An art workshop, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, for people with cancer. To learn more, call 703-558-5555. Support Groups
June 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. A group, sponsored by Haven of Northern Virginia, for anyone grieving a death. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month. To learn more, call 703-941-7000 or see www.havenofnova.org.
June 16, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. A group, sponsored by Haven of Northern Virginia, for anyone grieving the loss of a spouse. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month. There is also an evening group the second and fourth Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more, call 703-941-7000 or see www.havenofnova.org.
June 16, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cancer Resource Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A group, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, for anyone with cancer and their family and friends. To learn more, call 703-558-5555.
June 20, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cancer Resource Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A group, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, for patients with early stage breast cancer. To learn more, call 703-558-5555.
June 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. A group, sponsored by Voice of the Faithful and the SNAP (Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests), for anyone abused by clergy or anyone affected by the abuse. To learn more, call 301-460-5588.
A 12-step program for anyone who wants help eliminating excessive clutter meets twice a week in the Washington area: 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schafer Hall, 4900 Connecticut Ave. NW; and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Unity Club, 116-B West Broad St., Falls Church. Participants can attend one or both meetings. To learn more, call 301-897-8849 or 703-573-7839. There is also a new meeting in Baltimore on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John's of Hamilton United Methodist Church at Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue. To learn more, call 410-254-3245.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYDROME/
June 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. A peer-run group for anyone with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or related conditions and their family and friends. To learn more, call 703-968-9818.
June 17, 7:30 p.m. St. Raphael's Church, Parish Hall, 1513 Dunster Rd., Rockville. A group, sponsored by DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association), for families and friends of people diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. To learn more, call 301-299-4255 or 301-570-9065.
DRUNK DRIVING VICTIMS
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) sponsors groups for victims injured in drunk driving accidents. For times and locations, call 703-978-3025.
June 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI-DC), 422 8th St. SE, 2nd Floor (Near Eastern Market Metro). A counseling session, sponsored by NAMI-DC, for people with mental health issues and their families. Every Wednesday, walk-ins are welcome during that time frame. To learn more, call 202-546-0646.
June 19, 1 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. A group, sponsored by NAMI-Arlington, for parents of children, teens and young adults diagnosed with some type of mental illness. The group meets the third Sunday of the month. To learn more, call 703-862-9588.
June 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., conference rooms one and two, Bethesda. A group, sponsored by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, for anyone with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease often characterized by drooping eyelids, double vision, slurred speech, and difficulty swallowing. The group meets on the third Saturday of every month. Families and friends welcome. To learn more, call 301-986-1020.
June 16, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Howard University Hospital, Fifth Floor, Room 5J17, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. A group, sponsored by Howard University Hospital, for pre- or post-transplant patients and their families and friends. The group meets every Thursday. To learn more, call 202-865-1443.
PARKINSON'S DISEASEJune 18, 11 a.m. The Sully/Western Fairfax Parkinson's Support Group, an affiliate of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) is sponsoring a "Welcome to Summer Picnic" in the Haymarket area. For directions and location or to learn more, call 703-830-3823 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 20, 7:30 p.m. The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area sponsors an online support group for Parkinson patients at www.parkinsonfoundation.org. To register or learn more, call 703-830-3823 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lectures and Discussions
June 14, 10:30 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. A discussion, sponsored by the center, about learning to read blood work. Participants should bring blood work results for practice. To learn more, call 301-681-1255.
June 16, 7:30 p.m. George Washington University Hospital, auditorium, 900 23rd St. NW. A lecture, sponsored by the Capital Area Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, on treatment options for depression and bipolar disorder. Problems with sleep often related to these disorders will also be discussed. To learn more, call 202-689-1250.
June 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. An all-day series of lectures and discussions called "Bridging the Gap: An Interfaith Conference on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention." The event is sponsored by Crisis Link, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Fairfax Partnership for Youth. The event is open to religious leaders and clergy of all faiths, youth pastors and anyone else interested in the topic. Space is limited. To register, call 703-516-6771 or see www.crisislink.org/events/bridgegap/bridgegap.html.
The D.C. branch of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association sponsors a free quarterly newsletter about new treatment options and other news related to trigeminal neuralgia, a condition most widely characterized by facial pain. There is also a Silver Spring-based support group that meets twice a year. The next meeting is slated for fall. To get the latest newsletter or learn more, call 301-983-1167 or see www.tna-support.org.
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