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

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

Sep
25
Fri
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 25 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 25 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

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

Sep
26
Sat
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 26 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 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

Sep
27
Sun
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 27 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse support groups @ online via zoom
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What we’re about

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one another, providing vital peer support. You are invited to join us as we share our experiences of surviving and managing past and/or current abuse.

This participant list and all messages/discussions are private and secure. They are only accessible to the members of this group. We are open and inclusive to all survivors of any type of abuse or trauma. There are several ways to get involved and we look forward to meeting with you.

Our Coffee and Conversation meetup is an casual and open forum where you are welcome to chat about what is happening in your life, or just sit back and listen to what others are saying and possibly relate to something you hear. We meet at various comfy rooms at Taborspace in SE PDX. Once a month we meet in Room 04 with a play space for your children to attend with you (refer to comments on that week’s Meetup for room specifics). We provide coffee, tea, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Many members find strong relationships when they connect through our online community and by meeting with each other one-on-one.

SCARS Healing Garden meetups are a time to be active with our bodies and engage our minds in healthful and productive ways. The SCARS Community Healing Garden is located in the PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden where I teach beginner’s gardening workshops on various Fridays throughout the year. Childcare is not available during the gardening classes.

Other Survivor-led meetings include DV Advocacy training, Speakers’ Workshops, and Survivor Impact Panels. Check out the Meetup group calendar for more information!

Survivor-Led Support for Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

Portland, OR
388 Survivors & Survivor Mentors

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 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

Sep
28
Mon
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 28 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 28 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 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

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29
Tue
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 29 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 29 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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

Sep
30
Wed
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 30 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 30 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 30 @ 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

Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse support groups @ online via zoom
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What we’re about

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one another, providing vital peer support. You are invited to join us as we share our experiences of surviving and managing past and/or current abuse.

This participant list and all messages/discussions are private and secure. They are only accessible to the members of this group. We are open and inclusive to all survivors of any type of abuse or trauma. There are several ways to get involved and we look forward to meeting with you.

Our Coffee and Conversation meetup is an casual and open forum where you are welcome to chat about what is happening in your life, or just sit back and listen to what others are saying and possibly relate to something you hear. We meet at various comfy rooms at Taborspace in SE PDX. Once a month we meet in Room 04 with a play space for your children to attend with you (refer to comments on that week’s Meetup for room specifics). We provide coffee, tea, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Many members find strong relationships when they connect through our online community and by meeting with each other one-on-one.

SCARS Healing Garden meetups are a time to be active with our bodies and engage our minds in healthful and productive ways. The SCARS Community Healing Garden is located in the PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden where I teach beginner’s gardening workshops on various Fridays throughout the year. Childcare is not available during the gardening classes.

Other Survivor-led meetings include DV Advocacy training, Speakers’ Workshops, and Survivor Impact Panels. Check out the Meetup group calendar for more information!

Survivor-Led Support for Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

Portland, OR
388 Survivors & Survivor Mentors

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 30 @ 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

Oct
1
Thu
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 1 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 1 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

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

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 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

Community Chat with Lorretta at ROCC – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

COMMUNITY CHAT WITH LORRETTA
THURSDAY 3–4:30PM PST

A meeting where peers who come to ROCC and staff get together to share ideas for new things for ROCC and voice any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions that they might have. We want to hear from you!

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

https://us04web.zoom.us/s/411621492

ZOOM Meeting ID# 411 621 492

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/

Oct
2
Fri
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 2 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 2 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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

Oct
3
Sat
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 3 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
4
Sun
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 4 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse support groups @ online via zoom
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What we’re about

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one another, providing vital peer support. You are invited to join us as we share our experiences of surviving and managing past and/or current abuse.

This participant list and all messages/discussions are private and secure. They are only accessible to the members of this group. We are open and inclusive to all survivors of any type of abuse or trauma. There are several ways to get involved and we look forward to meeting with you.

Our Coffee and Conversation meetup is an casual and open forum where you are welcome to chat about what is happening in your life, or just sit back and listen to what others are saying and possibly relate to something you hear. We meet at various comfy rooms at Taborspace in SE PDX. Once a month we meet in Room 04 with a play space for your children to attend with you (refer to comments on that week’s Meetup for room specifics). We provide coffee, tea, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Many members find strong relationships when they connect through our online community and by meeting with each other one-on-one.

SCARS Healing Garden meetups are a time to be active with our bodies and engage our minds in healthful and productive ways. The SCARS Community Healing Garden is located in the PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden where I teach beginner’s gardening workshops on various Fridays throughout the year. Childcare is not available during the gardening classes.

Other Survivor-led meetings include DV Advocacy training, Speakers’ Workshops, and Survivor Impact Panels. Check out the Meetup group calendar for more information!

Survivor-Led Support for Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

Portland, OR
388 Survivors & Survivor Mentors

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
5
Mon
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 5 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 5 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
6
Tue
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 6 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 6 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 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

Oct
7
Wed
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 7 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 7 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 7 @ 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

Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse support groups @ online via zoom
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What we’re about

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one another, providing vital peer support. You are invited to join us as we share our experiences of surviving and managing past and/or current abuse.

This participant list and all messages/discussions are private and secure. They are only accessible to the members of this group. We are open and inclusive to all survivors of any type of abuse or trauma. There are several ways to get involved and we look forward to meeting with you.

Our Coffee and Conversation meetup is an casual and open forum where you are welcome to chat about what is happening in your life, or just sit back and listen to what others are saying and possibly relate to something you hear. We meet at various comfy rooms at Taborspace in SE PDX. Once a month we meet in Room 04 with a play space for your children to attend with you (refer to comments on that week’s Meetup for room specifics). We provide coffee, tea, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Many members find strong relationships when they connect through our online community and by meeting with each other one-on-one.

SCARS Healing Garden meetups are a time to be active with our bodies and engage our minds in healthful and productive ways. The SCARS Community Healing Garden is located in the PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden where I teach beginner’s gardening workshops on various Fridays throughout the year. Childcare is not available during the gardening classes.

Other Survivor-led meetings include DV Advocacy training, Speakers’ Workshops, and Survivor Impact Panels. Check out the Meetup group calendar for more information!

Survivor-Led Support for Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

Portland, OR
388 Survivors & Survivor Mentors

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
8
Thu
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 8 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 8 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 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

Community Chat with Lorretta at ROCC – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

COMMUNITY CHAT WITH LORRETTA
THURSDAY 3–4:30PM PST

A meeting where peers who come to ROCC and staff get together to share ideas for new things for ROCC and voice any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions that they might have. We want to hear from you!

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

https://us04web.zoom.us/s/411621492

ZOOM Meeting ID# 411 621 492

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/

Oct
9
Fri
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 9 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 9 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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

Oct
10
Sat
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 10 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
11
Sun
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 11 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse support groups @ online via zoom
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What we’re about

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one another, providing vital peer support. You are invited to join us as we share our experiences of surviving and managing past and/or current abuse.

This participant list and all messages/discussions are private and secure. They are only accessible to the members of this group. We are open and inclusive to all survivors of any type of abuse or trauma. There are several ways to get involved and we look forward to meeting with you.

Our Coffee and Conversation meetup is an casual and open forum where you are welcome to chat about what is happening in your life, or just sit back and listen to what others are saying and possibly relate to something you hear. We meet at various comfy rooms at Taborspace in SE PDX. Once a month we meet in Room 04 with a play space for your children to attend with you (refer to comments on that week’s Meetup for room specifics). We provide coffee, tea, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Many members find strong relationships when they connect through our online community and by meeting with each other one-on-one.

SCARS Healing Garden meetups are a time to be active with our bodies and engage our minds in healthful and productive ways. The SCARS Community Healing Garden is located in the PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden where I teach beginner’s gardening workshops on various Fridays throughout the year. Childcare is not available during the gardening classes.

Other Survivor-led meetings include DV Advocacy training, Speakers’ Workshops, and Survivor Impact Panels. Check out the Meetup group calendar for more information!

Survivor-Led Support for Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

Portland, OR
388 Survivors & Survivor Mentors

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
12
Mon
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 12 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 12 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

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

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Oct 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

Oct
13
Tue
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 13 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 13 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 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

Oct
14
Wed
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 14 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com: