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Meeting Notes: August 31, 2011

by Bruce on August 31, 2011

Announcements: DBSA California Conference 2011:  “What the world needs now.” October 14-15, 2011 in San Jose, CA Resources: Where to find information about medications:  Medline Plus (consumers), PubMed (clinicians), NIH Mental Health Medications Questions to ask your doctor From the Question Bag: – What’s the difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II? – It’s hard […]

Announcements – 2010 Speaker Meetings

by admin on October 20, 2010

From time to time we invite speakers to address our group at our regular Wednesday night meetings. October 20, 2010 – Mood and Sleep Allison Harvey, Ph.D. Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic, University of California, Berkeley Allison Harvey is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Golden Bear Sleep […]

Shake the blues! – Bay Area Music

by alex on October 14, 2010

If you see something interesting to do…but you don’t have anyone to do it with…let the group know.  Most of us are looking for fun things to do too and I’m sure that someone would LOVE to go with you…or go in a mob. Here are some of the resources we’ve found useful for finding […]

Meeting Notes – August 11, 2010

by Clara on August 12, 2010

Our summer meetings are going well with continuing good attendance by longtime members as well as newcomers. Katherine started the meeting by reading the point-by-point summary of the DBSA support group guidelines. Share the air One person speaks at a time What is said here stays here Differences of opinion are o.k. We are all […]

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 […]

Meeting Notes – July 7, 2010

by Clara on July 13, 2010

We are enjoying our new home at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. Bruce made wonderful new signs to help newcomers (or confused old friends) find their way through the maze of corridors. Katherine reminded everyone about the upcoming Mood Disorders Education Day at Stanford on July, 24, 2010, 8:30 – 2:30. Visit the […]