Staying on Topic Series is Back
TOPIC GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT : Spirituality with facilitator Dan Hess 5/16/21 7:30pm EST We are happy…
Since 1981, MDSG-NY has been enhancing and saving lives. Our trained facilitators are peers who have "been there" themselves. They have experience and training in supporting individuals with similar mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, as well as their families and loved ones. As attendees once themselves, they are in a unique position to help others heal.
Living with a mood disorder can be frustrating and isolating. It doesn’t help that the nature of illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder are still misunderstood by so many. This can leave sufferers and their families feeling stigmatized and alone. In answer to this important problem, The Mood Disorders Support Group, Inc. (MSDG-NY) has been helping New Yorkers through weekly support groups at two locations in Manhattan since 1981. Mood disorders are manageable. You can lead a full and productive life. You may also be a tremendous help to someone else. We believe everyone has information to share: a coping skill, a success story, a new type of treatment. By sharing experiences and learning from others, we aim to provide a safe environment — free of scrutiny and judgment.
We wish you the best in fighting these devastating illnesses and welcome you in our next meeting.
The Mood Disorders Support Group, Inc.’s greatest gift to me is the opportunity to be myself around people who get it. When I share the highs and lows of my bipolar disorder, seeing peers nod in agreement and share a similar story offers a great sense of relief that I’m not alone. Learning about new skills, strategies and resources is invaluable. Seeing most people get better and succeed offers hope.
MDSG-NY has provided me with a warm, nonjudgmental community. I know I am understood whether I share or not. Becoming a facilitator has enhanced my life as well. My friendships have grown through this wonderful grass-root organization. I am no longer a victim to my mood disorder.
After several severe depressive episodes, a hospitalization and medication issues that threatened my quality of life, I found MDSG-NY in 2007. At group I interact with people with similar thoughts and moods to myself. Members are supportive because they empathize. Meetings are my safe haven and the members in them have become my second family. Through MDSG-NY and therapy I learn new coping skills and different medications to manage my depression.
MDSG-NY has been a wonderfully healing community for me and I am grateful to be a part of it. I came to my first meeting in 2010 because of a bad depression. MDSG-NY welcomed me and provided me with support and guidance for my recovery. I have made many meaningful friendships here and am inspired to give back.
Who writes the songs that make your whole world sing? Join Deena for an evening of conversation about how music plays a part in our lives and in our moods.
(Don’t worry you won’t have to sing or play an instrument…unless you want to?!)
Everyone is welcome.
Please contact Henry to participate in this week’s Topic Group and all future Topic Groups from below.
*The Topic Group is open to attendees from our GenYZers, Unipolar, Bipolar, Queer and BIPOC Groups.
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