Depression

DBSA Family and Friends Support Group

Hosted By
Randi G.
Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 | 03:00pm - 04:00pm CDT
Free
Meeting Full
Zoom
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
Hosts

About the host
I am a female Air Force veteran who has been out of the military for ten years. During this period, I have actively worked towards my mental health recovery. Some of my hobbies are making art, teaching yoga, and pursuing my studies. I live with my wife, Becky, and our two cats, Pretzel and Princess Dax. Throughout my journey of mental health recovery, I have undergone various therapeutic modalities as a client. Practicing yoga, spending time with loved ones, maintaining a balanced diet, and embracing spirituality have been essential for my healing process. For many years, I believed staying silent and invisible was the only way to keep myself safe. However, I later realized that this was a lie. I now want to help others break free from this silence and embark on their journey towards wholeness.
Motivation for help
I have spent years believing that I had to be silent and invisible to be safe. It took years for me to recognize that as a lie. I want to help guide others out of silence.
Recent reviews
hi. I signed up an hour before - unfortunately it doesn't appear I was able to connect with the host, Randi Michele - so I was the only one in the meeting.I hope she got the message in time. I would be available later today for a reschedule. terryann2345@gmail.com Thank you. Is there a way to remove the rating completely? We weren't apparently able o connect on short (an hour's notice) I am open to either a reschedule or a refund.
Mar 30, 2024
Luanne did a phenomenal job leading the breakout session.
Mar 24, 2024
The group leader I had was Madonna when the groups broke out. Madonna is a gentle soul who is warm and supportive. I hope to experience Randi Michele's group facilitation another time because she seems new to facilitating the Sunday group. Overall, thank you for making this group available because I really need it. I look forward to attending and participating in group.
Mar 17, 2024
Randi is great. Keeps the group moving, while allowing people to share fully
Mar 17, 2024
I thought our breakout group leader, Derek, did a really good job of letting participants share their thoughts and feelings while also making sure everyone had the opportunity to participate.
Mar 09, 2024
Madonna is fantastic. Very professional, caring, and fair.
Feb 26, 2024
Thank you
Feb 26, 2024
Randi keeps the conversation going and adds value with information where they may be gaps.
Feb 11, 2024
Randi was punctual and kept the conversation flowing and engaging. She shared useful information and was very kind and thoughtful.
Feb 04, 2024
Registration Closed
Attendees (45)
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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 https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/.

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