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CoVid-19 Information: Due to the coronavirus crisis, all meetings are currently being held virtually until further notice. All are welcome and no RSVP is necessary. For more information look at the events scheduled on the specific meetings days and contact the facilitator directly.

Welcome to the DBSA, the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. Share in discussions and experience support in a safe and non-judgmental setting with others who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. There is much evidence that support groups can be beneficial and therapeutic for those of us with these illnesses. A support group atmosphere can empower us through sharing, listening, and learning about personal experiences and how each one of us strives to manage our illness.

All facilitators of these groups are peers. For more information regarding DBSA Support groups and the DBSA organization, check out: www.dbsalliance.org

The Greater Hartford Chapter of the DBSA supports groups located in Branford, Old Saybrook, Hartford, Westport, Eastern Connecticut, and Western Connecticut. Go to www.dbsahartford.org for available resources on a daily basis.

• Branford meets every Monday 6-8 PM.

• Eastern CT meets every Tuesday, 6-8 PM.

• Western CT and Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York meets every Tuesday, 7-9 PM.

• Old Saybrook meets every Wednesday, 6-8 PM.

• Hartford meets every Wednesday, 7-9 pm.

• Westport meets every Thursday, 6-8 PM.

No need to RSVP. If you have concerns regarding your connection with this group (stigma, work, family), just use your first name. For more info email dbsahartford@gmail.com .

Branford CT Support, Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join with Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/edm-kqja-eva?authuser=0&hs=122) or http://meet.google.com/edm-kqja-eva

Join by phone ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪148 348 669 7700#

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Description: Video is optional, all, including those joining by phone, can hear and speak.

Contact: Alan, branforddbsa@gmail.com ,(203) 988-1723

Eastern CT Support, Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join with Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/edm-kqja-eva?authuser=0&hs=122) or http://meet.google.com/edm-kqja-eva

Join by phone ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪148 348 669 7700#

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Description: Video is optional, all, including those joining by phone, can hear and speak.

Contact: Alan, branforddbsa@gmail.com ,(203) 988-1723

Western CT and Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in NY, Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Join with Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/pbo-qwew-unj?authuser=0&hs=122) or http://meet.google.com/pbo-qwew-unj

Join by phone ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪485 062 584 1091#

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Description: We are here to help in a peer-run group of others with mental illness. Please email me or call with questions or concerns about joining the meetings.One of our newest meetings -- not very many people. Get in on the ground floor!!

Contact: Chris Klauck (Facilitator), christine.klauck@sbcglobal.net , (203) 917-1857

Old Saybrook CT Support, Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join with Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/bvc-tsox-cbk?authuser=0&hs=122) or http://meet.google.com/bvc-tsox-cbk

Join by phone ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪971 413 060 2931#

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Contact: Sue, wantinknob@yahoo.com ,(860) 333-3934

Hartford CT Support, Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

To join this meeting dial (855) 552-4463 and enter the meeting code 9796 97 0554#. Video is optional and all can talk and hear regardless of whether they use video. Please arrive early so you can get audio and video-enabled before the meeting. See this link for instructions: http://dbsahartford.org/how-to-enable-video/ .

Westport CT Support, Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join with Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/fty-ofye-bnv?authuser=0&hs=122) or http://meet.google.com/fty-ofye-bnv

Join by phone ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪520 434 041 9085#

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Come join our peer-run, support group for those suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Meet and share your experiences with others who are walking their own difficult path in life. We welcome you to our safe and supportive place.

Contact: Albert, westportdbsa@gmail.com , (203) 842-8573.

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