Topic

Support Group

Topic Group for Wednesday July 1st: “Write your story, heal yourself”

MDSG facilitator and Westside Site Director, Adina Taubman, who is also an accomplished actor and playwright will lead this topic group about the healing benefits of writing about your journey with a mood disorder. Adina will give you a variety of writing prompts to help you get started, and then you will share your writing with the group. Each participant should have a pencil and paper.

The topic group includes people with all mood disorders (bipolar, depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.) to discuss a common theme prevalent in each group.The Professionals, or work-related, group is currently our most popular topic that focuses on strategies to manage a mood disorder in the workplace and address key issues that undermine our ability to find and maintain work. The Professionals group offers a safe and confidential place to discuss:

  • Mood disorders and their effect on careers
  • Managing relationships in the office / classroom
  • Job / school applications
  • Networking
  • Interview preparation
  • Disclosing a mood disorder with human / student resources
  • Public speaking
  • Volunteering
  • Financial resources (housing, job placement, financial support)
  • Clubhouses (supportive environments)