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Painted Brain | Free Groups Online
We're bridging communities and changing the conversation about mental illness using arts and media.
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Before joining our free groups online you must register by clicking the “Group Registration” button below and please be sure to download Zoom and/or GoToMeeting. If you need technical support on getting on these platforms downloaded you can reach our tech case management team at (213) 289-3578.


Nonbinary Support Group

Description: A space for all nonbinary* folks to vent, build community, and explore long-lasting supports for our mental health! If you have questions about the group format or if you would like to speak to a group leader before attending, please reach out to Angel Mercado via email –
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Group Leader: Angel

PB Community Meeting and #CalHOPE resource sharing

Description: Join us every week on @TwitterSpaces for #ThePainted Brain community meeting and #CalHOPE resource sharing session: We will hold a discussion about events happening at PB, as well as gather feedback from the community every Monday at 4:00 P.M.
Time: 4 – 5 PM
Group Leader: Tristan & Roque

Hawthorn’s Pen

Description: Every Monday at 5 PM come and join us to let your inner artist flow! Our mission is to utilize different forms of writing and poetry to open within ourselves the opportunity to heal by celebrating our happy moments and acknowledging the traumas of our past. Let’s use creative writing to heal our hearts.
Time: 5 – 6 PM
Group Leader: Emily, Xarah


Tech Clinic

Description: Join our group to learn digital literacy and receive general tech support.
Time: 1-2 PM
Group Leader: Kevin Naruse and Nathan Coleman

Navigating Neurodiversity

Description: A welcoming online space for anyone who identifies as neurodiverse (autism, ADHD, TBI, etc.) to gather for support. We will discuss a different topic each week exploring how our neurodiversity affects our life in areas like self-esteem, education, work, friendship, love and dating, goals, self-care, etc. And it’s FREE!
Time: 7-8 PM (PST)
Group Leader: Anne Nicholson


Art in the time of COVID

Description: All things arts.
Time: 3-4 PM
Group Leader: Adrian Alfaro & Xarah Golden

Queers in Quarantine

Description: A space for all LQBTQ folks to vent, find community, and explore long lasting supports for our mental health.
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Group Leader: Angel

CLUBHOUSE: Support MH Through The Pandemic

Description: ❤️Mental Health💁🏻‍♀️HAPPYHOUR⏰throughout the🙏Pandemic❣️FEMA📍LA Supporting mental health throughout the pandemic & social justice with meaningful conversation. (Painted Brain is California base, but we welcome everyone to share your thoughts in our room 🙋🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Group Leader: Maggie, Emily, & Xarah


CLUBHOUSE: StepStudySupportGrp

Description: 💁🏻‍♀️Self Help Support 📚Step Study Group❣️本身自助支持小組 🙋🏻‍♀️ Learning what —SELF-HELP SUPPORT GROUP 📖 STEP STUDY are all about ?!! 🙌 ❤️Each week will have a specific topic from a book that was chosen by the host, we will read a paragraph, and share from “I” statement. We are trying to focus the learning on ourself, while we still support each other from the room. That’s is what SELF HELP SUPPORT group about. ❤️💕
Time: 8 PM – 10 PM
Group Leader: Maggie Yeo & Angel (in Chinese)

CLUBHOUSE: HappyHourDestress

Description: 💁🏻‍♀️Happy Hour Destress throughout the pandemic❣️ 💕Create cheerful vibe and for people to hang out playing games; singing or sharing music. 🧠In a creative way to encourage each person’s share their talent, creativity, share who they are..🙌💕
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Group Leader: Maggie Yeo & Angel

Let’s Talk, Stay Safe, & Connected

Description: A space for people to share how they are using technology and other coping strategies to stay connected during COVID.
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Group Leader: Tristan Scremin & Adrián Alfaro


CLUBHOUSE: CampFireDestress(in Chinese)

Description: 🔥Campfire End of the week destress event! Create cheerful vibe and encourage positive thinking atmosphere for people to hang out chitchat singing and sharing music.
Time: 8 PM – 11 PM
Group Leader: Maggie Yeo

Peer Wellness Check-In

Description: A space to come together about what it means to be a mental health Peer and how this role interfaces with technology and wellness., especially during COVID.
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Group Leader: Tristan Scremin & Adrián Alfaro


LGBT SafeSpace

Description: 🌈 LGBTQ Safespace for Mental Health and Experiences Painted Brain invites you to join us and share our life experiences as LGBT+ people and allies! (Painted Brain is California base, but we welcome everyone to share your thoughts in our room 🙋🏻‍♀️
Time: 9 AM – 11 AM
Group Leader: Angel, Maggie, & Emily