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 on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Starting April 6, 2020, we will have additional meetings on Mondays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
See the Instructions page for instructions on connecting to our meetings, and please check our Announcements page for updates. We regret this inconvenience, but we trust that everyone understands the importance of keeping our group members safe.
Group members who are on our mailing list received the phone number and meeting ID for our virtual 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.
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.