Support Groups

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Loyola Marymount University and Student Health Services offer a number of support groups designed to support students and LMU community members coping with a variety mental health issues, addictions and more.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous


    Day:              Mondays
    Time:             5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Location:        Leavey 5, Room 307

    Open 12-Step speaker meeting for those who may have, or have had, a drinking or drug misuse problem. Attendance is open to anyone contemplating taking charge of their life.                     

    For more LMU meeting information, email

  • Al-Anon

    These meetings are open to LMU students, faculty, staff

, and family members of alcohol and substance abuse.


    Day: Thursdays 
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Von Der Ahe 236

    Physician-led meeting for those seeking support to help cope with and respond to someone else’s drinking or drug problem.

  • Chronic Illness Group


    The Chronic Illness Group (CIG) assists students with chronic illnesses, giving members an opportunity to learn from one another. Meeting are held every second and fourth Monday of each month.  The group is for LMU students who need resources, peer support, education and social experiences with peers who are experiencing similar circumstances.

    Date                                                      Time        Location
    September 4th and 25th, 2018 7:30 pm  Leavey 6, Room 418 
    October 9th and 23rd, 2018  7:30 pm  Leavey 6, Room 418 
    November 13th and 27th, 2018  7:30 pm  Leavey 6. Room 418
    Finals week study break Invitations TBD
    Finals week study break Invitations Leavey 6, Room 403



Students with chronic illnesses, who wish to attend, may contact Student Health Services at (310) 338-2881 or email the support group moderator Lorianne

  • Guided Meditation

    Guided Meditation with Resident Minister, Lori Harrison-Reyes

    Meditation is known to help individuals to relax, become more mindful of themselves and their surroundings, and to recall information with ease. Bring your pillows, yoga mats, etc. and come rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.


    Day: Wednesday
    Time: 10:15 pm
    Location: Leavey 6418

    For more meeting information, contact Lorianne Harrison-Reyes at or call her at (310) 338-1776.

  • Eating Disorders Anonymous


    Day:        Wednesdays
    Time:       6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Location:   Leavey 5, Room 307

    A student-led recovery group for all people who have struggled, or are struggling with, disordered eating and/or negative body image. This innovative meeting embraces but is not confined by the 12-step process.

    For more meeting information, email

  • Marijuana Moderation


    Day:       Tuesdays
    Time:      5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Location:  Sullivan Academic Center (East Quad)

    A confidential, clinician-led meeting based on the principles of harm reduction. This informative and science-rich approach is open to any student who is seeking to cut back on the frequency or intensity of their marijuana use - or desiring to stop altogether. All are welcome.

     For more LMU meeting information, email or


  • Women for Recovery


    Check back soon for dates and times.


    For more information, email


  • SMART Recovery


    Day:      Thursdays
    Time:     6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.  
    Location: Leavey 5, Room 307

    Student led, science-based 4-part approach that empowers people to achieve independence from alcohol, drug, or any other problematic challenge by: 1. Enhancing motivation. 2. Learning to cope with urges. 3. Managing life’s challenges in a more sensible and effective way. 4. Developing a more positive, balanced, and healthy lifestyle.

    For more LMU meeting information, contact or


  • Mental Health Groups

    Student Psychological Services, located directly above Student Health Services, offers free individual and group counseling (no insurance required). Groups deal with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, body-image issues, relationship issues, as well as LGBTQ issues. The groups offered differ based on the semester.


    Call Student Psychological Services for more information and to sign up for a mental health group(s):


    Or visit their website:

    LMU Student Psychological Services

  • Lions for Recovery

    Lions for Recovery

    Making Recovery Visible on the Bluff



    Sunday, March 17th, 9am-5pm. "Sober St. Paddy's Day." Living Room, downstairs in Malone. Food all day, trivia competition, open mic, karaoke, live music, raffle and prizes. Surprise guests.

    Saturday, April 20th, 5pm-11pm. "Smoke Free 420." Living Room, downstairs in Malone. Live music, poetry slam, trivia, art, raffle and prizes. Surprise guests.