Depression

DBSA Online Support Group

Hosted By
Lori H.
Monday, Jun 03, 2024 | 03:00pm - 04:00pm CDT
Free
45 seats remaining
Zoom
About this meeting
The primary participants in this group are people diagnosed with a mood disorder and those who believe they may have a mood disorder.
Hosts
  • Host

    Lori H.

    Peer Supporter

    State Certified Peer Supporter

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  • Co-host

    Melanie H.

    Peer Supporter

    Certified Peer Supporter

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  • 2nd Co-host

    Diana B.

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    Certified Peer Supporter

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About the host
Struggling? I’ve been there! I am Lori and have lived with Bi-Polar II, anxiety and panic attacks, depression and PTSD from trauma and toxic relationships most of my adult life. I also have members of my inner circle that also live with various life challenges. I live on both sides of the mental health journey. I received my certification from UNC-Chapel Hill in Peer Support in 2014. However, I have been listening to others and sharing my own experiences most of my life. I have rebuilt my life several times and explored the question of “who am I” and “why am and I here” multiple times through life. I try to live by the motto of "Living Life Forward"
Motivation for help
I am a certified HeyPeers facilitator and Peer Support saved my life. I have been successful in the recovery process and want to help others experiencing similar situations through understanding, respect, and empowerment. I offer one on one coaching and support. Contact me directly to schedule one on one sessions.
Recent reviews
Lori is amazing and her groups are family to me!
May 26, 2024
I have said this many times... Lori and her groups.. gave me the Soldiers I needed to get me through my mental illness struggles..
May 26, 2024
Lori really takes the time to listen and get to know you. She remembers you meeting to meeting.
May 26, 2024
Lori does an awesome job!
May 26, 2024
Melanie was great
May 20, 2024
In Lori's group, the subject of isolation was raised — true isolation, in which people live alone, have no family or friends, little to no human contact, no one to call or text during difficult times, limited transportation and therefore limited means of engaging in activities outside the home, or suffer from anxiety and/or panic that keeps them at home. It was suggested that DBSA create a meeting space specifically for individuals dealing with isolation and its detrimental effects on mental health. This is a widespread problem and needs to be addressed.
May 20, 2024
She was professional, kind, relateable, and amazing and redirection some peers when they went on long vents.
May 20, 2024
I mostly just listened today but Tim is an outstanding leader.
May 19, 2024
All love
May 19, 2024
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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 enable 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, visit https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/.

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