Depression and Bipolar Support Group FAQ


Who can attend the DBSA Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Support Group meetings?



Anyone affected by mental health issues can attend the meetings. Of course, this includes friends and family members.   Students and professionals are also welcome.



Do I have to live in Hamilton County to attend?


        No.  You do not have to live in Hamilton County to attend


How many times a month does DBSA Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Support Group meet?

We meet once per month.

 

Where does DBSA Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Group meet?

We meet at the Fishers Public Library.

 

When do you meet?



VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP EACH FRIDAY EVENING AT 7 pm
email info@dbsahcin.org for details


  

Where in the Fishers Library do you meet?

      The DBSA Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Support Group typically meets in the East Room (F178), unless otherwise specified.



How to get to the East Room (F178) in the Fishers Public Library

Enter from Library Parking Lot on the East Side of Building

1. Enter the Fishers Public Library parking lot.
2. Drive past the front door entrance.
3. Drive around to the side parking lot (This will be the East side of the building).
4. After parking, enter the side entrance to the library.
5. The East Room (F178) is the first room on the left-hand side after you enter that side door.

OR

Enter from Library Front Entrance

1. Enter the Fishers Public Library parking lot.
2. After parking, enter the front-door entrance.
3. Take your first right after entering the double doors.
4. Walk down the hallway past the hallway door and restrooms.
5. The East Room (F178) is the last room on the right-hand side before getting to the side exit of the library
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Do I have to register to attend a Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Support Group meeting?

 There is no registration required. Simply show up at the meeting place and join in.

 

Is there a cost to attend?

All DBSA Hamilton County meetings are free.   Donations are also welcome.

 

How many people attend the DBSA Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Support Group?

The Depression and Bipolar Groups gets about 6 to 12 attendees each month. 

 

Will I have to participate or can I just observe?

Talking is always optional at meetings so there is no pressure to participate if an attendee wants to just observe.

 

How long does the Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Support Group group meet?

The 9:30 Depression and Bipolar Group meets for approximately 90 minutes.

 

What happens at a meeting?

Each person has the opportunity to share as we go around the table. If you do not want to share simply say pass and we will go onto the next person.

 

Are the groups 12-Step programs or some form of therapy?

No this is NOT a 12 step group, nor is it a true therapy group.

 

Can I attend the meeting and ask about my medication?

We are a peer-to-peer group, and do not offer medical advice.  Rather, we encourage those who attend our meetings to seek medical attention from qualified mental health professionals who can offer a plan of treatment.  Many hospitals, doctors, therapists and clinics refer people to our support groups as a supplement to medical care. Our support groups are not “group therapy” and we do not follow a 12 step program. 

 

Do you have pamphlets and reading material available?

We generally have magazines and pamphlets related to Depression and Bipolar available at the meetings.

 


Is it OK to bring a friend or family member with me to the meeting?

        Yes.


What if I am in crisis and need help now?

        Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800) 273-8255

 






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