Online Meetings

DBSA Westchester NY is currently holding online meetings instead of in-person meetings. We use the Zoom platform for our online meetings.

You can download Zoom for free to your smartphone or tablet by searching Zoom in the app store. If you prefer to access Zoom on your laptop or desktop computer, please go to www.zoom.us to download the free software.. When joining the DBSA Westchester online Zoom meeting, we ask that all participants turn their camera on.

Instructions on how to connect to our Zoom meetings were sent to our group’s mailing list. If you are a group member or if you want to join our group and you need instructions for connecting, please email dbsawestchester@gmail.com or contact Chris at the phone number listed on our web site’s Contact Us page.

Out of respect for everyone’s privacy, please try to find a private space from which to attend the meetings. If you enable your device’s camera, try to avoid letting non-members in your meeting space see the meeting video. You should not record any part of the meeting in either audio or video, or any other participant’s personal information (phone number, email address, etc.); doing so would be a gross violation of our group’s guidelines.

Note that the national DBSA organization also has online support groups. Click here for more information or to sign up (be sure to set your time zone in their online meeting calendar.)

Your privacy

We configured our Zoom meetings to require a password. If you join by clicking the link we provided, the password is embedded (in encrypted form) in the link, so you don’t need to enter it manually. Online meetings are inherently less private than in-person meetings, so please use your own judgment in deciding whether to join our online meetings. If you phone in, your phone number may be visible to other participants who connect online.

Online meeting guidelines

Our Meeting Guidelines page lists general guidelines and special guidelines for online meetings. Please follow the guidelines to ensure that our meetings are welcoming and supportive for everyone in the group.

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