DBSA DELAWARE COUNTY CHAPTER
LGBTQ+ "focused" Meetings temporarily suspended till late September 2021; please ask for Mon/Thurs meeting links when inquiring. Our apologies for this brief inconvenience. Breakout rooms can be used at other meetings.
Support for 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
UPDATED Zoom online meetings:
Monday and Thursday, 7:30-9:15PM, and every 2nd & 4th Saturday 1-3 PM;.
Saturday includes some fun games after our regular check-in and discussion - it's a great time!
College and Young Adults Division, Ages 17-30 “focused" meeting - plans in the works to re-engage in August 2021. For now, please join us at the regular meeting, and we will do a breakout room as needed! Please request regular meeting link.
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Email: Joe to get our separate link to the different Zoom meetings. Adult 18+ meeting open to all segments of our various meetings.
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Other support groups: DBSA Philly (HUP) Email David for further information; DBSA Mood Peers Pittsburgh, PA Email: Ray 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 25 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 July 2021, with occasional physical outdoor meetings until we are 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, knowing we have a group of empathetic folks listening and ready to help.
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 guidance.
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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