PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Feb
24
Wed
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Feb 24 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Feb
25
Thu
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Feb 25 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center-MHTTC: Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where Do We Go From Here? – Two Thursdays @ Online Regester for Details
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence:

Where do we go from here?

Session 1 – 11:00am PST – Thursday, February 25, 2021 | Online

Session 2 – 11:00am PST – Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Online

This learning session is one of two in the series Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here?, intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health. This 1.5 hour learning session will feature a moderator who will engage advocates, leaders and the school mental health workforce in a conversation that focuses on: 

  1. Navigating discussions which are grounded in advancing racial equity and inclusion both in and out of school;
  2. Elevating strategies for communicating and engaging in the ongoing work to support the mental health of students and school mental health professionals which are grounded in community wisdom and build upon protective factors, both in and out of school; 
  3. Developing spaces which engender opportunities for the field to improve its commitment to fostering a workforce ready, able and willing to hold racial violence as a mental health issue in a way that is founded in community strengths and wisdom while supporting and building protective factors.

Note: A recording of the learning session will be made available in the MHTTC Products and Resource Catalog. Certificates of completion are available to viewers of 50% (45 minutes) or more of the live webinar. CEUs are not available for this session.

Session 1 – Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11am PT / 2pm ET | REGISTER HERE!

Session 2 – Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11am PT / 2pm ET | REGISTER HERE!

 

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Learn more about our speakers here!

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Getting Candid About Covid with Jill – Online – Thursdays @ online via Zoom
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Getting Candid About Covid with Jill

Online – Saturdays 4:00PM-5:00 PM PST

In this group we will have not only have factual, science based education but also an open conversation to answer questions and address concerns, challenges and anxieties about Covid.

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcumvqjsjG92MfEqHDTHKk7hf3B01owBa

ZOOM Meeting Id: 864 5074 0919 

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Feb
26
Fri
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Feb 26 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Project ABLE: Just Chillin with Tracy – Online – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience)

Just Chillin with Tracy at Project A.B.L.E. – Online – Fridays – 11am-12pm PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3380282385?pwd=SjZlSGFzVGVCSHdISHpkUUVtaHZrdz09

Call 720 707 2699 and enter  ZOOM Meeting ID# 899 748 571 or 338 028 2385

Online Virtual Groups web page:

https://projectable.org/what-we-do/activities/

Online Virtual Activities Now Available – As a cautionary measure due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus, Project ABLE will be hosting our groups, activities and events online. Click on the link below to learn how to access our Virtual Activities!

Website:

https://projectable.org/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectABLEInc/

Project A.B.L.E. is “A place to find Hope, gain Support and build Community.”

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Feb
27
Sat
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Feb
28
Sun
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
1
Mon
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 1 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
2
Tue
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 2 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Art & Conversation with Lorretta – Online – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Art & Conversation with LorrettaTuesdays 5:30–7pm(PST)

Let’s get together for art & on this virtual yet safe space.  Casual hang out, grab your creative project, or no project, and hang out!

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register. It’s free and Fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqd–hrz8uGNxNG6XsJL1Z5WkYdcti_8pR

ZOOM Meeting ID:827-0691-4428

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Mar
3
Wed
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 3 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
4
Thu
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 4 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center-MHTTC: Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where Do We Go From Here? – Two Thursdays @ Online Regester for Details
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence:

Where do we go from here?

Session 1 – 11:00am PST – Thursday, February 25, 2021 | Online

Session 2 – 11:00am PST – Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Online

This learning session is one of two in the series Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here?, intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health. This 1.5 hour learning session will feature a moderator who will engage advocates, leaders and the school mental health workforce in a conversation that focuses on: 

  1. Navigating discussions which are grounded in advancing racial equity and inclusion both in and out of school;
  2. Elevating strategies for communicating and engaging in the ongoing work to support the mental health of students and school mental health professionals which are grounded in community wisdom and build upon protective factors, both in and out of school; 
  3. Developing spaces which engender opportunities for the field to improve its commitment to fostering a workforce ready, able and willing to hold racial violence as a mental health issue in a way that is founded in community strengths and wisdom while supporting and building protective factors.

Note: A recording of the learning session will be made available in the MHTTC Products and Resource Catalog. Certificates of completion are available to viewers of 50% (45 minutes) or more of the live webinar. CEUs are not available for this session.

Session 1 – Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11am PT / 2pm ET | REGISTER HERE!

Session 2 – Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11am PT / 2pm ET | REGISTER HERE!

 

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Learn more about our speakers here!

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Getting Candid About Covid with Jill – Online – Thursdays @ online via Zoom
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Getting Candid About Covid with Jill

Online – Saturdays 4:00PM-5:00 PM PST

In this group we will have not only have factual, science based education but also an open conversation to answer questions and address concerns, challenges and anxieties about Covid.

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcumvqjsjG92MfEqHDTHKk7hf3B01owBa

ZOOM Meeting Id: 864 5074 0919 

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Mar
5
Fri
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 5 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Project ABLE: Just Chillin with Tracy – Online – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience)

Just Chillin with Tracy at Project A.B.L.E. – Online – Fridays – 11am-12pm PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3380282385?pwd=SjZlSGFzVGVCSHdISHpkUUVtaHZrdz09

Call 720 707 2699 and enter  ZOOM Meeting ID# 899 748 571 or 338 028 2385

Online Virtual Groups web page:

https://projectable.org/what-we-do/activities/

Online Virtual Activities Now Available – As a cautionary measure due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus, Project ABLE will be hosting our groups, activities and events online. Click on the link below to learn how to access our Virtual Activities!

Website:

https://projectable.org/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectABLEInc/

Project A.B.L.E. is “A place to find Hope, gain Support and build Community.”

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
6
Sat
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
7
Sun
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
8
Mon
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 8 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
9
Tue
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 9 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Art & Conversation with Lorretta – Online – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

logo

ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Art & Conversation with LorrettaTuesdays 5:30–7pm(PST)

Let’s get together for art & on this virtual yet safe space.  Casual hang out, grab your creative project, or no project, and hang out!

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register. It’s free and Fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqd–hrz8uGNxNG6XsJL1Z5WkYdcti_8pR

ZOOM Meeting ID:827-0691-4428

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Mar
10
Wed
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 10 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
11
Thu
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 11 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Getting Candid About Covid with Jill – Online – Thursdays @ online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Getting Candid About Covid with Jill

Online – Saturdays 4:00PM-5:00 PM PST

In this group we will have not only have factual, science based education but also an open conversation to answer questions and address concerns, challenges and anxieties about Covid.

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcumvqjsjG92MfEqHDTHKk7hf3B01owBa

ZOOM Meeting Id: 864 5074 0919 

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Mar
12
Fri
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 12 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Project ABLE: Just Chillin with Tracy – Online – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience)

Just Chillin with Tracy at Project A.B.L.E. – Online – Fridays – 11am-12pm PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3380282385?pwd=SjZlSGFzVGVCSHdISHpkUUVtaHZrdz09

Call 720 707 2699 and enter  ZOOM Meeting ID# 899 748 571 or 338 028 2385

Online Virtual Groups web page:

https://projectable.org/what-we-do/activities/

Online Virtual Activities Now Available – As a cautionary measure due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus, Project ABLE will be hosting our groups, activities and events online. Click on the link below to learn how to access our Virtual Activities!

Website:

https://projectable.org/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectABLEInc/

Project A.B.L.E. is “A place to find Hope, gain Support and build Community.”

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
13
Sat
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
14
Sun
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
15
Mon
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 15 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
16
Tue
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 16 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Art & Conversation with Lorretta – Online – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

logo

ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Art & Conversation with LorrettaTuesdays 5:30–7pm(PST)

Let’s get together for art & on this virtual yet safe space.  Casual hang out, grab your creative project, or no project, and hang out!

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register. It’s free and Fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqd–hrz8uGNxNG6XsJL1Z5WkYdcti_8pR

ZOOM Meeting ID:827-0691-4428

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Mar
17
Wed
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 17 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
18
Thu
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 18 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Recovery Outreach Community Center-ROCC: Getting Candid About Covid with Jill – Online – Thursdays @ online via Zoom
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Getting Candid About Covid with Jill

Online – Saturdays 4:00PM-5:00 PM PST

In this group we will have not only have factual, science based education but also an open conversation to answer questions and address concerns, challenges and anxieties about Covid.

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcumvqjsjG92MfEqHDTHKk7hf3B01owBa

ZOOM Meeting Id: 864 5074 0919 

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Mar
19
Fri
Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Mar 19 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Project ABLE: Just Chillin with Tracy – Online – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience)

Just Chillin with Tracy at Project A.B.L.E. – Online – Fridays – 11am-12pm PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3380282385?pwd=SjZlSGFzVGVCSHdISHpkUUVtaHZrdz09

Call 720 707 2699 and enter  ZOOM Meeting ID# 899 748 571 or 338 028 2385

Online Virtual Groups web page:

https://projectable.org/what-we-do/activities/

Online Virtual Activities Now Available – As a cautionary measure due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus, Project ABLE will be hosting our groups, activities and events online. Click on the link below to learn how to access our Virtual Activities!

Website:

https://projectable.org/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectABLEInc/

Project A.B.L.E. is “A place to find Hope, gain Support and build Community.”

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
20
Sat
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Mar
21
Sun
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans