YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We’ve been there, we can help! Talking with others who have had similar experiences can be a big help and an important adjunct to medication and/or other treatment.
Depression and bipolar disorder are highly treatable mental illnesses. The American Psychiatric Assn. reports treatment success more than 80% of the time for both of these mood disorders. We are an adult self-help support group for those who have been diagnosed with a mood disorder. We also welcome the significant people in their lives who are impacted by these illnesses. We are an independent affiliate chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, which is headquartered in Chicago. We provide support group meetings and free literature. We are a resource for putting you in touch with other kinds of assistance.
The purpose of this web site is to reach out to those who would like to know more about managing depression and bipolar disorder in their lives and in their families. For advice about specific treatment or medication, contact your physician, psychiatrist and/or mental health professional.
This is a volunteer site provided by non-professionals. While every effort is made to be accurate, we cannot take responsibility for the accuracy, use or misuse of the information provided. We have included links to other sites that we believe may be informative and useful. However, we cannot be responsible for their contents.
Essex County Meetings
When: Every Thursday, 7:30 PM
Where: Due to the COVID Pandemic we have migrated to an online meeting format using Zoom
Helpful Information: Please call us at the number above or email us using the form to the right for more information and to sign up for our online meeting. If you are not familiar with Zoom, we can help with some technical support; just let us know.
We will usually meet on the prior Monday when Thursday is a holiday. Please contact us with any questions. Newcomers are welcome to start anytime.
Our groups and meetings are: