Santa Fe New Mexican

Support And Self Care

Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s groups are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most current information, call: 505-955-7931, ext. 3. For information on grief support groups, see page 52. • Living with Cancer—a group that addresses the concept of living well with a chronic illness and the associated grief, loss and fears for people dealing with recurrent or metastatic cancer from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For remote access, email Janet Smith, RN, at or call 505-795-4814. • Together—an opportunity for caregivers, family and friends of cancer patients to share with others and discover hope and healing in a compassionate, non-judgmental setting. For remote access to the 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday session, email Ronni Levine, LMFT, at or call 909-896-3816. For remote access to the 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, email Lori Padilla, MA, LMHC, at or call 505-670-5643. • Write to Heal—a free, eight-week expressive writing workshop for cancer patients and survivors held virtually. For information about the next scheduled workshop, contact Joanne Brown, a cancer survivor and MSW, at or call/text 510-381-1205 or email Christus St. Vincent Holistic Health & Wellness, 490-B W. Zia Road, Suite 4, has suspended its support groups and classes during the pandemic. For the most current information, call 505-913-3820. Typically, the Center offers meditation classes, educational workshops and support groups for multiple myeloma and surviving sisters. UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center offers online groups and workshops. For more information: 505-272-4946 or visit help/support-groups.html. UNM individual counseling—Contact Jill Schulke at 505-925-0188