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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?
Where does DBSA Hamilton County Depression and Bipolar Group meet?
We meet at the Fishers Public Library. (Due to COVID 19 we now meet virtually)
Where in the Fishers Library do you meet?
(PAUSED) 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
Entering from Library Parking Lot on the North Side of Building
1. Enter the Fishers Public Library parking lot located on the north side of building, near Municipal and Lantern.
2. Drive to the east side of building and enter the southeast side entrance.
3. The East Room (F178) is the first room on the left-hand side.
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 3 to 6 attendees each time.
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 meet?
The 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?
What if I am in crisis and need help now?
Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800) 273-8255
Community Hospital Psychiatric Crisis, 24 hour, 317-621-5700
St. Vincent Stress Center, 24 hour, 317-338-4800
Aspire IN Health, 24 hour, 800-560-4038
Warmline thru Key Consumers (covers all of IN) , Mon-Fri 8am to 4:30pm EST 800-933-5397