Welcome all to this virtual Meetup Group! I’m setting this up as a place to offer support and to give an opportunity to share and let members give ideas on what may or may not be helping them during this time. Those suffering from any type of mental health issue(s) are welcome to join.
I hope this is a meeting that we can continue and that will provide a place to feel comfortable sharing struggles, successes, etc.
This meeting WILL CONTINUE after the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
***MEMBERS PLEASE KEEP EVERYTHING CONFIDENTIAL
***REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL THERAPY OR PSYCHIATRY
***PLEASE DIRECT ALL MEDICATION-RELATED OR TREATMENT-RELATED QUESTIONS TO YOUR HCP (THIS INCLUDES ALL ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS). WE WILL NOT DISCUSS MEDICATION OR TREATMENT EVEN TO MENTION A MEDICATION/TREATMENT AND SAY "DISCUSS WITH YOUR DR.". JUST SIMPLY DISCUSS DIRECTLY WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.
-this is not to say members can't share there experiences only that we cannot provide any feedback except to acknowledge what the member is saying, understand their difficult situation, be supportive as I hope we always are, and suggest they speak to their Dr. about options.
***IF YOU HAVE A PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911 or YOUR HCP IMMEDIATELY (remember this is just a support group and not a replacement for Professional Therapy or a Psychiatrist)