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Friends and Family

Meeting Notes – August 24, 2011

by Bruce on August 24, 2011

This evening we discussed the following during the Q&A session: – “Any advice on how to deal with feeling of denial and extreme frustration after your diagnosis?” – “I have a great difficulty in recognizing that I am “going down” in mood – it happens so gradually that I hardly notice until I’m in a […]

Meeting Notes – March 16, 2011

by Bruce on April 17, 2011

Introductions We begin the meeting with each person answering the following questions (and passing if they wish). 1. Your first name. 2. Your diagnosis. 3. Your mood on a scale of 1 to 10 (low to high). 4. What do you do to take care of yourself?. Check-In At this point we broke up into […]

Meeting Notes – March 2, 2011

by Bruce on March 7, 2011

The meeting was well attended, with approximately 20-30 people present.  The refreshments featured, among other delights, gourmet treats from the wife of a member who is (the wife) a former pastry chef.  Mmmmmm. Introductions We begin the meeting with each person answering the following questions (and passing if they wished). 1. Your first name. 2. […]

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 […]

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?  […]