Welcome to our online parent support community!

Other Parents Like Me is an online parent to parent support community designed for parents of teens struggling with mental health issues.

If your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, or an eating disorder, remember that you are not alone.

Join a virtual community of parents who get it.

Our memberships, peer-led Zoom support groups, and resources support parents like us as we share our stories and create connections as the antidote to the trauma we experience when a child struggles.

An online support group-based membership for parents.

Find daily parent to parent support groups, learn with guest speakers, and access resources to help your family heal.

Daily Support Groups

Parent-led — early morning, niche topics, late-night, and more

Live Speakers & Panels

Featuring renowned authors and  leading experts in live and recorded sessions

A Resource-Rich Hub

Over 1,000 podcasts, articles, apps, books, organizations


An A to Z of mental health terms and disorders

Parent Stories & Blogs

Insights into the journey of parents like you

Support Directory

Professionals in the recovery and wellness space

Parents Helping Parents Heal.

Hearing the stories of other parents — and sharing yours — gives you the chance to explore feelings, ask questions and create connections with other parents who understand what you’re going through.

Together we find

through community


through listening


through sharing

“I feel the parents on these meetings can relate better than any other interpersonal interaction I have.”


“These meetings are life changing, in terms of how I view myself, my relationships and the world.”


“Having others share their experience deepens my own…as a result of these meetings my relationship with my son has changed.”


“I must admit I am not sure I would be where I am in this journey without these meetings. I cannot say enough…about what it has done for me.”


“In these meetings I also learned more about myself and found a contentment that was allusive for so many years..”


“OPLM groups bring me a sense of connection and help normalize my situation, bolstering my approach to my daily life.”



Our stories are the real deal — raw, painful and, sometimes, funny… but they’re always insightful and healing. Read and watch stories of other parents like you. And when you’re ready, submit your own.


The Story in My Head

Substance Use Disorder

Without knowing it, I had a definite agenda for my son’s life. I had a story in my head of how his life would unfold. I envisioned him living a fairytale […]

By Sheila Laneve on November 15, 2022

As the new academic year begins, parents of children starting college for the first time, or those going back for another year, are helping their children move into dorms and new apartments, and experiencing goodbyes both joyful and tearful.

By Casie Fariello on October 28, 2022

In 2014, two bombs were thrown into our family: Addiction and Mental Illness. It was like the chicken and the egg. Which one came first?

By Laura Peterson on September 30, 2022

Find a Support Group.

Join live Zoom support groups with other parents and find the insights and fellowship you need to support your journey.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.