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.

Parent to parent support community

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

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 Zoom Support Groups

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

A Resource-Rich Hub

Podcasts, articles, glossary, apps, books, organizations

Guest Speakers

Featuring parents and leading experts

Member Accounts

2 unique profiles

Stories & Blogs

Insights into the journey of parents like you

Support Directory

Professionals in the recovery and wellness space

“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.


Peer support has a long history, both formally and informally. As applied to mental health support, “peer support” generally refers to the process by which individuals with lived experience of […]

By Aren Kurth on May 18, 2022

What to expect when you’re suspecting that your child is using? You can’t control your kid’s behavior but you can communicate from a place of love and empathy.

By Teri Tollenaere on May 15, 2022

My Very First Blog

Selfcare & Personal Growth

When I first discovered my son Jon’s substance usage, it was as if the earth below me had fallen away. I was weak on my feet, blurred in my mind and hurting in my heart.

By Michael Fariello on April 29, 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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