“ This is a very welcoming group where everyone is made to feel comfortable and not alone. It's wonderful to know that there is a place with people who truly understand what we go through whether it's our own mood disorder or that of our friend/family member. There are Guidelines that we follow and Confidentiality is a must so that everyone can feel safe.. ”
— on Mar 20, 2015.
“ We&#039;ve been there...we can help&#034; People interested in attending should not be influenced by the number of people they see signed-up to attend through meet-up. This is just one of our many venues. Our support group averages 18-25 people at each and every support group meeting. ”
— on Feb 23, 2015.
“ I felt very welcomed, and was able to share in a safe space. ”
— on Jan 23, 2015.
“ This group of very special people has helped me to come to understanding and acceptance of the situations surrounding a mood disorder. Through frank and open speaking, compassion, and real support the many individuals of this chapter of DBSA have come together to create a cohesive unit that is vibrant and alive and offers hope and the means to help people help themselves. This group is a welcomed part of my wellness program. If you are looking for a place, for people who can truly help you help yourself to change your life, waste no more time look no further, I'll see you Thursday night. ”
— on Sep 22, 2014.
“ I've been going to the friends and family meetings for about 9 months now. I have received the best advice and feel very comfortable to say what's on my mind. The people that go are very real. They have real issues and speak from the heart. It takes very little time before you feel at home with them. If you are considering trying this group, find the courage in yourself to get to that first meeting. You most likely will be very happy you did. ”
— on Sep 3, 2014.
“ fantastic! i love the people there. everyone is so nice and supportive. it is a great group for anyone going through a hard time ”
— on May 1, 2014.
“ I truly look forward to my Thursday Night Group! These members have become my Friends and an important part of My Life and Wellness Program. We have so much to offer to each other at different moments and can feel Safe in our rooms of conversation. We all have something to offer to each other whether we share or not. Just keep coming back, YOU ARE WORTH IT! ”
— on Nov 5, 2013.
“ It is an excellent idea having this group as it not on addresses the predicament of the individual suffering from depression as my wife is but also will equally addresses the issues that I as the spouse/caregiver are faced with. ”
— on Oct 11, 2013.
“ Productive, resourceful, busy, well-attended, and well-run. ”
— on Aug 16, 2013.
“ Others should join this group so they wont feel so alone. ”
— on May 31, 2013.
“ very supportive ”
— on Feb 23, 2013.
“ Excellent. Will be attending regularly. ”
— on Aug 3, 2012.
“ just to keep this page current, as this is how i found this group, i'm glad i joined. it's very helpful, well-run, and a good group of people. i am having a positive experience. only thing is that i wish more members used this site. (including me! ) :) ”
— on Dec 30, 2011.
“ The Facilitator, Leslie Davis and Co-Facilitator, Elissa Cohen need be lauded for the professional manner in which the meetings are run. It is a difficult thing to so effectively facilitate a support group and both Leslie and Elissa make it seem effortless. DBSA Guidelines are followed, there is order and structure and real work is accomplished. New attendees are made to feel welcome and encouraged to participate. Should I ever need support in a crisis I would not hesitate to call upon the members of the Rockland DBSA. ”
— on Dec 23, 2011.
“ The best! ”
— on Oct 7, 2011.
“ It is good to realize you are not alone ”
— on Sep 22, 2009.
“ Consistently high-quality speakers in the lecture series. Leslie and the board deserve a lot of credit for arranging those. The general meetings are very well-organized, and it's extremely helpful to talk with people whose experiences you can relate to. ”
— on Dec 10, 2008.
“ If you're feeling at all depressed, anxious or manic this group will help you feel that you are not alone. ”
— on Oct 14, 2008.
“ Having the group is a good idea. However, I think it needs improvement. There seemed to be one person "leading" the group. This is good but her role is unclear to me. Is she a professional and a fellow sufferer? She behaved in this manner so this is what I assumed. She was friendly and kind but did not formally introduce me to the group... that was a little awkward... as a newcomer I was unsure of the rules of the group - rules are good, particularly when people are feeling out of control before they even get there. Formal introduction and rules of safety should be explained to a newcomer. Perhaps it should model itself after the AA program ... as a self-help model it has been very successful. Just my two cents.. I think I'll be back, jury's still out. ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on Oct 11, 2012.
“ A good leader with a great deal of humor and humanity. Learned from the shared stories about the hit and miss nature of treatments. ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on Oct 10, 2007.