Depression

DBSA Online Support Group

Hosted By
Adam L.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 | 06:00pm - 07:00pm CDT
Free
Meeting Full
Zoom
About this meeting
The primary participants in this group are people diagnosed with a mood disorder and those who believe they may have a mood disorder.
Hosts
  • Host

    Adam L.

    Peer Supporter

    Certified Peer Supporter

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  • Co-host

    Lori H.

    Peer Supporter

    State Certified Peer Supporter

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  • 2nd Co-host

    Rosemary W.

    Peer Supporter

    State Certified Peer Supporter

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About the host
Hello! I’m Adam, I am a nureodivergent individual in long term recovery from chaotic substance use. Bipolar 1 and C-PTSD are companions on my journey, teaching me resilience in ways I never imagined. For the past 24 years, I’ve also supported my child with ASD, a role that has shaped me as much as it has challenged me. My tapestry of experiences is rich with the threads of survival - from childhood sexual abuse to overcoming the shadows of domestic violence, braving homelessness, and navigating the intricate maze of the criminal justice system for over two decades. Professionally, I wear many hats, each representing milestones in my journey. I'm a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a navigator in the realms of Whole Health Action Management (WHAM), and an adept hand in Advanced Crisis Intervention. I hold international certification in Peer Recovery, Community Health, and coaching as a part of my commitment to fostering wellness and recovery for those who need it. With specialized training in Men’s Trauma and support for individuals and families entangled with the criminal justice system, I offer to come along side you in your journey, with shared experience, strength, hope and support. Yet,that all pales next to standing here in this space today to share my eperience of survival and life beyond that. It's the foundation of the heart of my peer support work since 2016. Whether it’s within the community behavioral health ecosystem, the intersections of the criminal justice and courts systems, in-patient settings, or the broader community health landscape, I've been there, supporting others with empathy and understanding. With eight years delving into Forensic Treatment Interventions like specialty treatment courts and assertive community treatment, I’ve honed my expertise in guiding others through their recovery journeys. I understand, deeply and personally, the hurdles of re-entering the world following both hospitolization and incarceration. It’s through these varied experiences that I’ve learned the true value of resilience, compassion, and the power of shared stories in healing and recovery.
Motivation for help
I have been helped and supported by so many others. I view it as a privilege to work with others on their life's journeys. I am especially dedicated to working with people in groups where we can be reminded that we are not alone and that our challenges are not entirely unique even though we sometimes struggle and feel alone. You are not alone!
Recent reviews
This was my first time at group and Adam did a great job making me feel comfortable. Learned a lot from everyone and felt supported and hopeful after. Thank you!!
Apr 07, 2024
My man!
Mar 21, 2024
Very supportive and offers guidance I need.
Feb 06, 2024
Very knowledgeable and capable of applying information to my specific situation and the general awareness and condition of existing in this chaotic world.
Feb 01, 2024
I'm so glad he's here for me.
Jan 19, 2024
Great guy. Awesome. Very knowledgeable and very insightful and a real person who gets it. I will definitely be back next week. Thank you!
Jan 10, 2024
thank you for the freebe i found it benefecial but unfortunallt live off of disability and paying classes are not in my budget, thank you againkim
Dec 30, 2023
Thank you for this group, the advice and support received from Adam was great he is a great leader.
Dec 23, 2023
He's terrific, very authentic and solution oriented.
Oct 26, 2023
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Attendees (52)
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-focused national organization focused on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them. This includes online and local support groups, audio and video casts, and printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA online support groups provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder who has been trained and certified to guide others on their journey.

DBSA online support group meetings are peer-based self-help groups. In the DBSA context, a peer is a person with a mood disorder. Another distinction of peer is that we are not professionals - physicians and other mental health providers. We are here to assist, encourage, and enable each other to help ourselves.

Please note that the schedule for DBSA support group meetings on HeyPeers has been updated for 2024. To see all available meetings through DBSA, or to find alternatives if you are waitlisted for a group, visit https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/.

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