Welcome to Mt. Holly
We are a mood-disorder self-help support group affiliated with
the highly respected Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. DBSA is the
largest illness specific patient run organization in the US with over 1,000
People who are diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression)
are welcome to attend - please call the number above before attending. Our goal is to provide information about
diagnosis and treatment of this biochemical disorder, from a lay person's perspective.
No meetings are being held at this time. Contact Bob for information.
Please follow the links on the left side of this page for more information.
Our groups and meetings are:
Mood disorders can often be
controlled by medication. In addition, psychotherapy can be very helpful. Many people
have been successfully stabilized on medication and lead normal lives, and participate in our support group to help others. Support groups help during recovery. "You are not alone, we can help".
led by "peer" trained facilitators (peer = other patients with a mood disorder)
free of charge
NOT a therapy group ; we do NOT give professional advice - we just share mutual experiences to educate and support each other.
About Depression & Mania:
Common possible symptoms of depression
• changes in appetite
• decreased or increased sleeping
• loss of energy and motivation
• inappropriate or exaggerated feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety,
impending disaster or doom
• exaggerated feelings of guilt
• unexplained aches and pains or ailments
Common possible symptoms of mania include:
• impaired judgment
• high energy level and increased activity/talking
• significant decrease in sleeping
• inflated self esteem (grandiosity)
• extreme irritability and/or restlessness
Other symptoms are possible. No one symptom determines the disorder. A
psychiatrist or psycho pharmacologist should be consulted for an evaluation.