7:00 PM DBSA - Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
First Monday of the month, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Andrew's hosts the local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Meeting on the first Monday of each month, DBSA provides educational resources and peer support in a safe and comforting environment.
Meetings usually last about an hour and typically have between 6 and 12 attendees. The meeting is for those who have been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or related mental illnesses as well as for family members and friends who want to learn more about supporting a loved one suffering from depression or bipolar disorder.
Basically, the meeting is a safe space for individuals to go around and talk straight about why they're there, how they're feeling, what they're currently dealing with in their lives and any questions they might want to ask the group. Nobody has to speak; passing when it comes to your turn is fine.
There's also an assortment of educational literature that one can look at and/or take home. There are no fees or dues. Meetings are open to the public.