Support Groups

Podcast-Neal Brennan Gives Ketamine and Magnetic Impulse a Try

The Hilarous World of Depression

Neal Brennan Gives Ketamine and Magnetic Impulses a Try. https://www.apmpodcasts.org/thwod/2017/10/neal-brennan-gives-ketamine-and-magnetic-impulses-a-try/ From the “The Hilarious World of Depression” is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. https://www.apmpodcasts.org/thwod/

What it means to be a DBSA Board member

DBSA celebrates peer support champions during Mental Health Month 2017! Michael—Chapter Volunteer Profiles in Dbsa. Michael has volunteered with the DBSA South Florida Chapter for a little over two years. He serves a peer support group facilitator and an officer on their Board of Directors. As a peer living with bipolar disorder, Michael first saw … Read more

This is Expired: Loft Cinema presents a screening of, Titicut Follies

Titicut Follies

“Then versus now” in terms of treatment of the mentally ill. Co-presented by Southern Arizona Psychological Association, & The Loft Cinema. The Loft Cinema presents a special screening of the landmark 1967 documentary Titicut Follies, directed by 2016 Honorary Oscar-winner Frederick Wiseman,  in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titicut_Follies Featuring an introduction by psychologist Dr. Patricia … Read more

This is Expired: Managing bipolar & compulsive eating. Nov 11 2016

BiPolar & compulsive eating

TOPIC: God’s given gifts in managing my human experience with bipolar and compulsive eating. Speaking Engagement at Unity of Tucson 3617 N Camino Blanco, 85718 ANNEX RM 3 6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m. Nov 11, 2016 Between Swan and Craycroft south off of River Rd. Price: $10.00 per person RSVP Christine Fleisher- 520-260-3479 The wake … Read more

A film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET

Light Beneath Their Feet

I would like to recommend a movie which I believe DBSA Tucson and the community will be very interested to see. I produced a feature film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET revolving around a family dealing with bipolar disorder that just completed a 25+ city theatrical release and garnered excellent reviews, including this 4-star … Read more

Paul is in Banner South (not Crc)

He called me  8-3,  self admitted, again. Wants phone calls from friends, that’s you. He’d like to talk to Dbsa friends, please call him, these #’s below are PATIENT phones. They answer. Ask for ask for Paul Atkinson. 520-874-2912 or 520-874-2906. To visit, you must state his first/last name. Behavioral Health Pavilion (east wing) 2800 E. Ajo Way … Read more

When will you STOP saying I’m FINE?

Fucked up, insecure, neurotic, emotional

When I Stopped Saying ‘I’m Fine’ I stopped saying, “I’m fine.” When you struggle with a mental illness, whatever kind, there’s a feeling of shame that often accompanies it. There have been many early mornings where I found myself standing in the shower wondering why I couldn’t seem to function the way other people do…. … Read more

Being Mad about Psychiatry & Psychiatric Medications

angry, anger

I used to be a person who was very mad about psychiatry and psychiatric medication (psych meds). I had that vehement anger we often hear from antipsychiatrists although I was not antipsychatiry, per se. My biggest fantasy, at the time, was to take the horrible medications I was prescribed and shove them down the throat … Read more