(Virtual) Mental Health Support Group


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(Virtual) Mental Health Support Group

115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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November 1, 2021 @ 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

November Topic: Kinship

Mental Health Support Group is an opportunity for Disabled-identifying people and those exploring their relationship to disability identity to share and hold space for one another in an accessible and virtual setting. During the group, we will share our current concerns, our thoughts/emotions, and offer support to one another through validation, encouragement, and even practical ideas. 

Please reach out to Bri Beck<bbeck@accessliving.org> with any questions, concerns, or access needs. 

11/1: Peer Support Group with Discussion and Coping Skill Share 

11/8: Open Studio: Crip Paint Power with Genevieve Nutley

11/15: Peer Support Group with Discussion Coping Skill Share 

11/22: Open Studio*

Mental Health Support Group Facilitators:

Disabled and disability-affirming art therapist Bri Beck, LPC, ATR-P, the group will also feature opportunities for creative expression, mindfulness practices, and tips and tricks for coping with chronic health issues during the ongoing pandemic. 

Based in the Chicago Northwest suburbs, Abby Mendoza is a second-generation Filipinx-American painter and art therapist-in-training.

*What is an open studio?

Open Studio is a community space for people to spend their creative time doing what they enjoy, such as writing, artmaking, reading, cooking or resting. You are invited to enter the space and create your own projects alongside fellow participants. You can drop in and take off at any time. You can stay as long as you’d like!

What to bring: 

Any art/craft materials you may have (even just a pen and paper). For people who do not identify as artists, bring your curiosity. Come and check out what other people are making. Let’s explore and exchange new ideas together!


Bri Beck

Arts & Culture Project Coordinator


(312) 640-2170