Depression

DBSA Online Support Group

Hosted By
Timothy L.
Tuesday, Mar 19, 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

    Timothy 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
I am an immigrant to the United States. I have worked as a fire fighter/first responder, and a US ARMY Infantryman, until a severe injury from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq. I've struggled with intravenous opiate addiction that led to lengthy jail sentence and I have attempted suicide several times. Once I decided to try and get well, I utilized the GI Bill to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology emphasizing in substance abuse counseling, then became a certified peer specialist. I have worked for veteran non-profits, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SMART recovery facilitation and several other wellness centers providing support to those who have struggled with similar afflictions. I've been doing peer support of some kind for 5 years and I know how much it helped me. I know what it is like to wake up every day feeling nothing but hopelessness and despair. Today I live in line with my values, and I am proud of the person I have become. It is an honor and a pleasure to support those who currently do not have hope in their lives.
Motivation for help
I believe my life was saved by a peer that worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and since that time I have wanted to be that person for someone else. I believe that sharing similar life experiences helps relate individuals on a level that cannot be achieved in a clinical setting. Working in recovery and helping others gives me sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Being a peer keeps me living a life of wellness.
Recent reviews
Tim was so helpful and compassionate to all of us!
Apr 23, 2024
Truly a caring individual who wants others to succeed in their everyday and long term wellness. He is always willing to listen with kindness.
Apr 17, 2024
Tim you are an amazing Peer Leader! A voice of calm and peace and I pray for your wellness! Thank you so much for listening
Apr 09, 2024
Rosemary and Tim were both great. They are 2 of my favorite facilitators.
Mar 30, 2024
Tim is AWESOME. A gifted facilitator, with robust, informative, encouraging, and interesting feedback. Humility, honesty -- vulnerable and open -- and believing in us and in the cause, He gives us all dignity and respect and his support is real.
Mar 29, 2024
Tim was very positive, encouraging, very gently gave reminders on group rules when necessary, and provided a sense of hope. I felt like he is someone who understands my daily struggles.
Mar 29, 2024
Tim was awesome. Is very caring and concerned. Ran a really really wonderful meeting, and this was my first time with him
Mar 22, 2024
Tim is great!
Mar 22, 2024
Truly a wonderful experience. Tim is a fantastic group leader, supportive, empathetic and informative. There is a great sense of safety and mutual respect in this group.
Mar 20, 2024
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Attendees (55)
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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 enableĀ 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, visitĀ https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/.

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