DBSA DELAWARE COUNTY
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Welcoming Bipolar and Depressive Teens, Adults 18+, and LGBTQ. Family/Friends always welcome.
Serving all of Delaware County, and the 5 county region of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LGBTQ+ "focused" Meetings will resume soon. Please ask for Mon/Thurs meeting links when inquiring. Breakout rooms can be used at all meetings.
Zoom online meetings only for now:
Each Monday and every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning in June 2022, 7:30-9:00PM
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Email: Joe to get our link to the Zoom meetings.
DBSA Delaware County!
Other support groups: DBSA Philly (HUP) Email David for further information; DBSA Mood Peers Pittsburgh, PA Email: Ray, or go to her website for further information; DBSA West Chester/Crossroads, Email John for further information
Founded in 1996, meetings began at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. Today, DBSA Delaware County is the leading Chapter in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are grateful for our members support throughout these 26+ years!
Serving the Delaware and Chester County area, as well as the wider Delaware Valley, we attribute our reputation and growth to the tireless efforts of our all volunteer peer staff, who promote self-help and mentor our members over the years.
We believe that all of our members deserve the highest level of support and understanding of mood disorders, assisting them in recovery and stability alongside the therapeutics of their Doctor and Therapist.
Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we have to offer, and get in touch with any questions. DBSA Delaware County Chapter is here for you.
CHAPTER MEETINGS-WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?
UPDATE: Online only meetings continue as of March 2022, with occasional physical outdoor meetings until we are soon back at the hospital setting.
Open to all regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, immigration status, orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, or disability.
We begin with a check in - a simple "how was your week" intro from each person. For new members, you tell us as much as you wish, or simply observe, but this helps us understand your issues better. Each week we share our progress or our setbacks. We respond only from our own perspective...our commonality is broad, but everyone is different.
The second hour brings more open discussion, perhaps a topic, things on your mind...but also time to bring our new folks better understanding and friendly support.
We by no means replace your doctor/therapist, and we do not participate as credentialed professionals - we don't instruct or advise - DBSA is unique and the model is proven that members who attend support meetings like ours stay compliant and stable longer.
OUR HOST: RIDDLE HOSPITAL - PART OF THE MAINLINE HEALTH FAMILY OF HOSPITALS
DBSA DELAWARE COUNTY MEETS IN
HEALTH CENTER IV/ROTHMAN BUILDING SECOND FLOOR, CONFERENCE ROOM 2
PARKING IS FREE IN THE PARKING GARAGE, OR THE SURFACE LOT NEXT TO THE PARKING GARAGE BEHIND HEALTH CENTER IV
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