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Local Activities

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 […]

DBSA San Jose

by admin on October 13, 2010

When: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 7:00 p.m. Where: WestGate Church, 1735 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129 (Follow the “Vertical V” Banners on the “Motel 6” Building) Map: http://bit.ly/aRnywm ROOM LOCATION: There are three main buildings at the church. This is not the Old Worship Center (Old Church) or New Worship Center […]

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 […]

Meeting Notes – August 4, 2010

by Clara on August 11, 2010

We were happy to see another big gathering for out regular meeting at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. We followed our usual format and went around the circle to introduce ourselves. Katherine reviewed the success of this year’s bipolar day. The slides from the Presentations: 2010 – 6th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day are […]

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 […]