Open Format Support
Activities & Programs
Information about activities and programs is typically distributed at support group meetings or by email. To receive information by email on upcoming activities and programs, please complete a Contact Form
All information provided is held in strict confidence and at no time will be distributed to other organizations.
We are a self-supporting chapter of
DBSA and rely on the generosity of the community to help us continue our mission.
What can I expect at a meeting?
- Meetings are typically 8-22 people.
- Each meeting is led by a member facilitator(s).
- Their role is simply to keep the discussions on track and promote healthy discussion.
- Facilitators are not professionals, they are members like everyone else, who choose to help DBSA.
- We start our meetings by going around the room with brief introductions by each member.
- You may PASS when you turn comes up if you wish. Participation is voluntary and some members choose to just listen.
- People usually state their 1st name and diagnosis, how they’re doing, and how their week is going.
- If you have a topic for the group, this is a good time to bring it up.
After the introductions the facilitator will open with either one of the member topics, or you can bring up your topic. Everyone is welcome to contribute. We try to cover as many topics as we can in the short time we have. We hope you enjoy your DBSA experience.
Why attend a DBSA support group?
- Find the caring, support, and acceptance of other group members
- Benefit from the experience of those who have been there
- Motivation to follow a treatment plan
- Help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you lost
- Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery