What we're about
Depressed Anonymous of Albany is a peer based support group using the principles of the 12 Steps in managing the disease of depression. A peer based organization means that we are all equals here, we are not acting in the role of mental health professional or doctor. Members of this group either have depression or are a family member of someone with depression. If there are mental health professionals here as participants, they are asked not to act in that role during the meeting. We are here to listen, assist, encourage and enable each other in helping ourselves. Our group is not professional help or treatment. Our group can supplement professional treatment, but we are not a replacement of professional help. A few words about confidentiality: what you hear in this room must remain confidential, please do not share what another person has spoken about.