Archive for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Douglas County depression, bipolar support group to meet Wednesday

March 4, 2014

The Douglas County chapter of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, a consumer-run support group for persons with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, will meet this Wednesday in Lawrence.

DBSA meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month, beginning at 6 p.m., in the first-floor meeting room of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St.

The first half of the meetings are informational in nature and open to consumers (those with a mental illness) as well as interested family members, friends and others. The second half of each meeting is a support session for consumers, family members and friends.

The mission of DBSA is “To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders by:

• improving recognition, early detection, and diagnosis of mood disorders as treatable medical illnesses,

• helping people successfully manage their disease,

• working with people with mood disorders, families and health care professionals to improve care,

• expanding the ability of people to receive treatment options, and

• increasing acceptance and understanding of mood disorders so that the rights of people with mood disorders are protected."

For more information, contact group leader Charlie Ross by email or phone at 785-766-2512.

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