Depression

DBSA Online Support Group

Hosted By
Rosemary W.
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 06:00pm - 07:00pm CDT
Free
Meeting Full
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

    Rosemary W.

    Peer Supporter

    State Certified Peer Supporter

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  • Co-host

    Nancy J.

    Peer Supporter

    Certified Peer Supporter

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  • 2nd Co-host

    Samuel H.

    Peer Supporter

    National Peer Supporter

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About the host
My professional certifications include Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, National Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and a Copeland Center trained Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator. I am also trained and certified in Digital Peer Support and Supporting Older Adults Remotely. My most authentic credential is my lived experience. I have been providing peer support professionally since 2008 in the community mental health system, in-patient settings, and informal community settings. I have 6 years experience working in a Forensic Treatment Facility and a State Hospital. I have been a facilitator for Support Groups Central. for 4 years. My personal challenges with mental health issues allow me to provide recovery skills in a variety of ways including individual peer coaching, online and in-person support group meetings, and providing Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training. I know first hand the struggle of returning to the workforce after a mental health crisis. My areas of expertise include Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Social Security, and Medicaid and Medicare issues. As a Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, I can assist individuals receiving SSI/SSDI in understanding how going to work will affect their benefits and how to make the most of the work incentives offered by Social Security which can lower your countable income.
Motivation for help
Peer support has been instrumental in my own recovery. I think I was born an advocate and have always been the type of person who desires to help others. Now with peer support I can help others going through struggles similar to my own.
Recent reviews
Rosemary does an outstanding job ...
May 25, 2024
As always, these meetings are great!
May 25, 2024
Rosemary is a great trainer. She explains things on a level which is easily understood and definitely knows her way around the platform.
May 25, 2024
Rosemary is a wonderful group leader. She's very supportive and knows just what to say and when. I feel very happy and comfortable in her groups.
May 25, 2024
DBSA: Please create a regular meeting for people experiencing suicidal ideation. There is no place on the platform to specifically and openly discuss this topic. If/when this group is launched, please assign a facilitator with lived experience in this subject. Thank you.
May 24, 2024
Rosemary is great at running the group and the breakout room -- great facilitating of the topics and the shares -- and also shared some very interesting and helpful things from her own experience. Thank you!
May 24, 2024
Christina is an excellent leader.
May 24, 2024
Rosemary does an outstanding job!
May 18, 2024
Amazing group leader, as always.
May 18, 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 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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