Thursday, August 25, 2011

RSVP for Online/Phone Bipolar Moms & Moms-to-Be Support Group - Sept. 7

Our next support group will be on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM Eastern

You can call in via phone or connect through your computer microphone/speakers. Please email me at bipolarpregnancy@gmail.com to RSVP and I will send you the call in details.

This will be a DBSA-style group  (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) since I'm a former DBSA facilitator.

If this time of day is not good for you, please leave a comment on the best time of day.

Here are the basic rules we follow for the group:
  1. What is said here stays here. Confidentiality is a requirement, not an option.
  2. One person speaks at a time. Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption. Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.
  3. You do not have to share if you do not wish to.
  4. Differences of opinion are okay. We are all entitled to our own point of view.
  5. We are not here to place judgment or blame, nor are we to promote one individual’s ways or philosophies as superior to another’s.
  6. We are all equal.
  7. It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share. We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.
  8. Use "I" language, that is, speak from your own experience. Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not instruct or advise. For example: “In my experience, I have found...” Do not give advice unless asked to do so.
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