DBSA Family and Friends Support Group

Hosted By
Luanne V.
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 | 03:00pm - 04:00pm CDT
Meeting Full
About this meeting
The primary participants in this group are family members or friends of individuals diagnosed with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder. Those with mood disorders may attend but the topics of discussion will come from the friends and family perspective. The intention of this group is to create a safe space for sharing stories, questions, and concerns that the friends and family may have

About the host
I am a National Certified Peer Support Specialist. Most important is I have lived experience with Bipolar, anxiety, depressing,PTSD..I have a chronic medical condition so I understand what that is like. I am certified in grief counseling. I have experienced normal grief and complicated grief. I can walk you through the steps and will be there for you. I know what its like to file for disability and I can help you with that process. I have been homeless before but I got out of the black hole and you can too. I am currently taking classes to become a child and teen Mental health Coach at this time
Motivation for help
I love helping other people. I was a Nurse for over 33 years. Also a Firefighter and EMT. Helping is in my Genes. I know Recovery is in everyones reach and I am here to help
Recent reviews
Very patient and understanding, she has a lot of good advice to give!
Apr 11, 2024
christina rocks!!!!!!!!
Mar 15, 2024
Luanne was very respectful and she allowed everyone to participate while respecting others for wanting to just listen.
Feb 26, 2024
Lorie was very helpful
Feb 26, 2024
wasn't in her breakout room this time
Feb 26, 2024
Luanne was a great leader and made the group a good one. She was very organized and allowed everyone to get support.
Feb 26, 2024
Jessica was very kind and welcoming and great at keeping the conversations going on topic
Jan 21, 2024
Rosemary is one of the best facilitators of groups. I think she's very skillful., kind and helpful.
Jan 20, 2024
I was in Adam L's group today, and i can't remember if i have ever been in a group with him as the facilitator, but he was very good, helpful, friendly, supportive, and a strong leader. Thanks for leeting me be in his small group.
Jan 20, 2024
Registration Closed
Attendees (46)
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-focused national organization focused on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them. This includes online and local support groups, audio and video casts, and printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA online support groups provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder who has been trained and certified to guide others on their journey.

DBSA online support group meetings are peer-based self-help groups. In the DBSA context, a peer is a person with a mood disorder. Another distinction of peer is that we are not professionals - physicians and other mental health providers. We are here to assist, encourage, and enableĀ each other to help ourselves.

Please note that the schedule for DBSA support group meetings on HeyPeers has been updated for 2024. To see all available meetings through DBSA, or to find alternatives if you are waitlisted for a group, visitĀ

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