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Bipolar Support Group
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
The Bipolar Support Group is hosted by D.B.S.A. (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) every Sunday from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. in the Prayer Team Room downstairs.
For more information about this program and the D.B.S.A., visit: http://www.boulderdbsa.com/
Meetings are facilitated by peer volunteers that have been trained, but are not professionals. Their role is primarily to make sure meeting guidelines are followed and time is equally allocated. These meetings are not a replacement for therapy or other treatments. We are not affiliated with any religious organization and are free of charge although donations are gratefully accepted. This is a casual, low key, time of conversation on topics you bring to the meeting. We recognize life can be hectic and coming for the first time can take great courage so it is okay to arrive late, just listen, and leave early.
A typical meeting starts with us sitting in small circle of chairs. We start by reading a welcome message, meeting description, and guidelines we follow. The guidelines can be summarized as being respectful and not telling others what to do. Then people “check in” if they want, with their first name, diagnosis and date, how they are doing on a scale of 1-10, and if there is a topic they want to discuss. A topic can be a question, a need to vent, or anything else. While we at times discuss suicidal ideation, we are not equipped for immediate crisis and disallow describing specifics. Then we jump into conversation on those topics and new ones that come up. At the end we make sure everyone feels okay to go home.