Support Groups

Crisis Support-6 Steps to Helping Someone in a Crisis

A mental health crisis can look different depending on the person and situation, but can be any time when someone feels overwhelmed with negative emotions and harmful thoughts. In many cases, the first person someone in crisis turns to is a family member or friend. Even without any clinical training, here are six things you … Read more

Online Support Groups

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Can’t make it to a DBSA support group in your area? DBSA now offers online DBSA support groups in real-time! These virtual meetings are just like the DBSA support groups offered by our affiliated chapters and provide the same hope, help, and support needed for a lifetime of wellness and recovery. http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_Online_Support_Groups

Dbsa support group locator

This directory is published for confidential use by DBSA constituents. No part of this directory may be stored or reproduced electronically or printed (with the exception of printing individual pages listing support groups in your area) without prior permission of DBSA. Information in this directory may not be used for solicitation purposes. http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_support_group_locator

Virtual Reality Used To Treat PTSD, phobia sufferers.

At Oxford University a new study has phobia sufferers immersed in claustrophobic or stressful situations. Professor Daniel Freedman explains, “After just 30 minutes of VR…there were large reductions in paranoia”. As a sensory stimulator, carers say Alzheimer sufferers enjoy reduced agitation when using the therapy. Trialed in 50 US hospitals, it has also become a … Read more