What we're about

We have a Discord channel! If you're feeling lonely and need someone to chat with please join our server! https://discord.gg/55BzHVR

The channel has Calvin & Hobbes as its icon. Most discussion will be in the #support-chat channel.

If you already receive treatment from mental health professionals and are looking for other functionally afflicted individuals, please join us.

Unfortunately neither Michael, Elijah nor I have any experience with autistic spectrum disorders. While we'd like the group to be open to those who need it, we feel we can't offer the kind of support that someone on the spectrum may need.

We also try to enforce a "no politics" policy at our meetups. We've found that even those who share similar alignments can still disagree about something. Let's try to keep the focus on our shared experiences of dealing with mental illness.

Rules:

1. Be courteous and considerate of others

2. Please keep this a safe space for fellow members, future members, and yourself

3. Keep discussion topics as appropriate as possible. Out of context conversations pertaining to sex, violence, and weapons will not be tolerated.

4. If you think the content of your share will make someone uncomfortable, keep it to yourself for the moment until a more appropriate time arises

5. No conflict of interest. Unless unanimous approval by the group is reached, please do not use this as an opportunity for self promotion, or to market goods or services during the meeting

6. Whenever the discussion of Psychology is constructive, please stick to principles that are backed by rigorous research

7. To protect the members of the group, facilitator(s) reserve the right to remove any member violating any of the guidelines stated above. Repeat violations may result in permanent dismissal from the group.

Upcoming events (5)

Chat, Chill, Eat, Drink

Amandine Cafe

We're a bunch of bipolar and depressed folks sitting around talking. We're not a structured support group, and we're not anything like group therapy. We're a social group which happens to offer some great support. Just being around other people who truly "get it" can be a relief. Day and time: Every Monday night. The "official" start time is 7:00 PM and a number of us get there on the dot, but others trickle in for the entire first hour. Not a problem. If you don't like being the first one there come at 7:15 or 7:30. We're usually there until 9:00, but depending on the night we may stay until closing at 10:00 or adjourn early. It's whatever each of us is feeling that night. We just show up without telling meetup about it, so the list on the right doesn't really tell you who's coming. Location: 15420 S Western Ave Unit C, Gardena, CA 90249. The restaurant has plenty of food and beverage choices. The group's interaction is not structured. We don't have a facilitator. We don't take turns talking. Some nights it's subdued; some nights it's raucous. But we are always drama-free, pleasant, and supportive. Most of us talk candidly about our histories, our meds, our symptoms and side effects. We also talk about our jobs, our partners and families, and our plans. We trade tips on dealing with the workplace, with government entities and with the health-care system. Even if you're in the depressed part of your cycle come anyway. No one will prod you into talking. Some people are silent for the entire time, and that's totally OK. Just being around people, as you know, can be beneficial for your mood. New people are always welcome so just show up. Feel free to sit and listen and decide what you think about us, or tell us your life story, or anything in-between. We are a perfect group for commitment-phobes. We have regulars but plenty of irregulars too. It's up to you how often you want to attend. Hope to see you there.

Chat, Chill, Eat, Drink

Amandine Cafe

We're a bunch of bipolar and depressed folks sitting around talking. We're not a structured support group, and we're not anything like group therapy. We're a social group which happens to offer some great support. Just being around other people who truly "get it" can be a relief. Day and time: Every Monday night. The "official" start time is 7:00 PM and a number of us get there on the dot, but others trickle in for the entire first hour. Not a problem. If you don't like being the first one there come at 7:15 or 7:30. We're usually there until 9:00, but depending on the night we may stay until closing at 10:00 or adjourn early. It's whatever each of us is feeling that night. We just show up without telling meetup about it, so the list on the right doesn't really tell you who's coming. Location: 15420 S Western Ave Unit C, Gardena, CA 90249. The restaurant has plenty of food and beverage choices. The group's interaction is not structured. We don't have a facilitator. We don't take turns talking. Some nights it's subdued; some nights it's raucous. But we are always drama-free, pleasant, and supportive. Most of us talk candidly about our histories, our meds, our symptoms and side effects. We also talk about our jobs, our partners and families, and our plans. We trade tips on dealing with the workplace, with government entities and with the health-care system. Even if you're in the depressed part of your cycle come anyway. No one will prod you into talking. Some people are silent for the entire time, and that's totally OK. Just being around people, as you know, can be beneficial for your mood. New people are always welcome so just show up. Feel free to sit and listen and decide what you think about us, or tell us your life story, or anything in-between. We are a perfect group for commitment-phobes. We have regulars but plenty of irregulars too. It's up to you how often you want to attend. Hope to see you there.

Chat, Chill, Eat, Drink

Amandine Cafe

We're a bunch of bipolar and depressed folks sitting around talking. We're not a structured support group, and we're not anything like group therapy. We're a social group which happens to offer some great support. Just being around other people who truly "get it" can be a relief. Day and time: Every Monday night. The "official" start time is 7:00 PM and a number of us get there on the dot, but others trickle in for the entire first hour. Not a problem. If you don't like being the first one there come at 7:15 or 7:30. We're usually there until 9:00, but depending on the night we may stay until closing at 10:00 or adjourn early. It's whatever each of us is feeling that night. We just show up without telling meetup about it, so the list on the right doesn't really tell you who's coming. Location: 15420 S Western Ave Unit C, Gardena, CA 90249. The restaurant has plenty of food and beverage choices. The group's interaction is not structured. We don't have a facilitator. We don't take turns talking. Some nights it's subdued; some nights it's raucous. But we are always drama-free, pleasant, and supportive. Most of us talk candidly about our histories, our meds, our symptoms and side effects. We also talk about our jobs, our partners and families, and our plans. We trade tips on dealing with the workplace, with government entities and with the health-care system. Even if you're in the depressed part of your cycle come anyway. No one will prod you into talking. Some people are silent for the entire time, and that's totally OK. Just being around people, as you know, can be beneficial for your mood. New people are always welcome so just show up. Feel free to sit and listen and decide what you think about us, or tell us your life story, or anything in-between. We are a perfect group for commitment-phobes. We have regulars but plenty of irregulars too. It's up to you how often you want to attend. Hope to see you there.

Chat, Chill, Eat, Drink

Amandine Cafe

We're a bunch of bipolar and depressed folks sitting around talking. We're not a structured support group, and we're not anything like group therapy. We're a social group which happens to offer some great support. Just being around other people who truly "get it" can be a relief. Day and time: Every Monday night. The "official" start time is 7:00 PM and a number of us get there on the dot, but others trickle in for the entire first hour. Not a problem. If you don't like being the first one there come at 7:15 or 7:30. We're usually there until 9:00, but depending on the night we may stay until closing at 10:00 or adjourn early. It's whatever each of us is feeling that night. We just show up without telling meetup about it, so the list on the right doesn't really tell you who's coming. Location: 15420 S Western Ave Unit C, Gardena, CA 90249. The restaurant has plenty of food and beverage choices. The group's interaction is not structured. We don't have a facilitator. We don't take turns talking. Some nights it's subdued; some nights it's raucous. But we are always drama-free, pleasant, and supportive. Most of us talk candidly about our histories, our meds, our symptoms and side effects. We also talk about our jobs, our partners and families, and our plans. We trade tips on dealing with the workplace, with government entities and with the health-care system. Even if you're in the depressed part of your cycle come anyway. No one will prod you into talking. Some people are silent for the entire time, and that's totally OK. Just being around people, as you know, can be beneficial for your mood. New people are always welcome so just show up. Feel free to sit and listen and decide what you think about us, or tell us your life story, or anything in-between. We are a perfect group for commitment-phobes. We have regulars but plenty of irregulars too. It's up to you how often you want to attend. Hope to see you there.

Past events (124)

Chat, Chill, Eat, Drink

Amandine Cafe

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