Depression

DBSA Online Support Group

Hosted By
Rosemary W.
Tuesday, May 28, 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

    Lori H.

    Peer Supporter

    State Certified Peer Supporter

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  • 2nd Co-host

    Kayla H.

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    Certified 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
I love the Bipolar Wellness book study we are doing. Rosemary is always so well prepared and gives us worksheets we can keep for future use.
Jun 19, 2024
I love starting my weekend with Rosemary's group. Some people may use the phrase "A day without sunshine..." but I say a day without Rosemary is a missed opportunity.
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary held space for us to share our most vulnerable feelings and experiences. I wasn't going to share at first, but after I saw how she responded to someone else's trauma, I felt safe to share and I am glad I did.
Jun 19, 2024
I was originally assigned to one of the breakout rooms but was feeling unsafe so I returned to the main session where Rosemary was facilitating and am so glad I did. What an uplifting amazing experience. She made all of us feel cherished. Those of us who had been bullied in the past were treated with gentleness and kindness.
Jun 19, 2024
Outstanding!
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary led the meeting with grace, kindness, and compassion.
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary is absolutely the best!
Jun 19, 2024
Some pretty heavy shares in the breakout room and Rosemary was facilitator and also I felt as a peer, really in there with us as our discussions went on. I think too, the tone and pacing of how she spoke, carried respect and care. I believe that at closing time, people felt somewhat (somewhat to very much) restored and felt the strength of kindness -- I felt that way, and I feel that others really felt supported. Rosemary guided us through that process.
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary is a fantastic group leader. She's caring and listens and summarizes and shares about her own experiences and makes everyone feel supported. She's one of if not the best leader I've ever had.
Jun 19, 2024
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Attendees (61)
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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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