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Community Resources

Some days I feel like I just can’t get up. What do you do when you’re having a hard time? We often have questions from our members asking for suggestions to help get us through a hard day. Here are some of the answers and suggestions: “When I had no hope of being better, my […]

Resource Guide – Crisis Management

by KL on August 2, 2010

I’m feeling desperate and don’t know where to turn. We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. I am desperate […]

This year’s Mood Disorders Day brought out a crowd to hear presentations about the latest developments in the treatment of mood disorders from the staff at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The attendees had the opportunity to visit information tables set up by DBSA and other community organizations. The program was rich and information […]

Meeting Notes – July 21, 2010

by Clara on August 2, 2010

We have been enjoying good turnouts for our support group meetings. This was true last night as well. About two dozen members and visitors gathered together for the meeting at our new quarters at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. The first order of business , even before introductions, was the discussion of Stanford […]

Weekly creative writing class at Stanford “How do you help yourself manage your depression?” is one of the most frequent topics for discussion in our meetings. The suggestions always include writing and journaling as methods to help yourself. DBSA Palo Alto members are very fortunate because we have access to a free weekly writing workshop […]

Resource Guide – Therapist

by KL on July 23, 2010

How to Find a Good Therapist or Psychiatrist We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. How can I find […]

Resource Guide – Friends and Family

by KL on July 23, 2010

How to Help a Loved One We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. How can I help my son?  […]

Resource Guide – Employment Issues

by KL on July 23, 2010

How can I get and keep a job? We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Getting a Job Q. Where […]