March 13, 2020: All in-person meetings have been CANCELLED until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will be having telephone/video conference calls for the duration of the pandemic. We regret this inconvenience, but we trust that everyone understands the importance of keeping our group members safe.
Our group meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. See the Instructions page for general instructions on connecting to our meetings.
Group members who are on our mailing list received information on how to connect to our online meetings. Members who wish to join the mailing list, non-members who wish to join our group while we’re having only virtual meetings, and anyone else with questions or comments can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Chris or Elissa at the phone numbers listed on our web site’s Contact Us page.
A newer support group, DBSA Greater Danbury, meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The connection information is the same as for our meetings. The Danbury group serves people from Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut and from Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York. For more information, contact Chris by phone at 203-917-1857 or by email at Christine.email@example.com
Note that the national DBSA organization has online support groups. Click here for more information or to sign up.
All of our meetings are peer-run and free of charge. While the meetings are not considered therapy, many find them therapeutic. We respect the privacy of all participants and all information shared is strictly confidential.
Meetings typically begin with a reading of the Guidelines, followed by an introduction of participants. We reserve time for new participants to share their experiences and/or ask questions, but no one is required to speak.
While there are those who may choose to just listen, we generally find that participants receive the most benefit from involvement in conversation, but no one is pressured to speak.