Adina Taubman

Like so many people in our wonderful organization, MDSG changed my life. On a frenzy, snowy Wednesday evening in February of 2010, having endured 6 months of watching me struggle with my illness, my dear husband, Michael, went on Google and found a support group center a few blocks from our apartment: MDSG, Mood Disorders Support Group. He invited his mother over to our apartment to watch our young daughters, and I grudgingly followed him in the snow to go to my first meeting. I went to the Unipolar group. He went to Friends and Family. Tory Masters greeted us at the check in desk. She was so kind and welcoming. She made us feel safe immediately, and took the time to patiently listen to my questions. She held my hand through those first, very scary moments. I will always be grateful to her for that. In the group that night, I discovered that I wasn’t alone. Suddenly, I wasn’t the only person in the world that couldn’t get out of bed all day or wasn’t able to concentrate well enough perform daily tasks. That was a revelation to me. There’s a kind of magic that happens in the groups at MDSG, which my friend, Allen, calls a moment of grace, when healing enters the room and hope is born. I kept coming to my group, and one year later, I was asked to train to become a facilitator. Now it’s 2022, and I am on the board of MDSG, I am a senior facilitator, and I help with fundraising. MDSG is my second family, and I’m so proud to be a part of it.