Support Groups

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…

Wanna post an article/story/link?

wordpress

Go right ahead! http://dbsatucson.org/register/ Anyone who creates an account on the Dbsa Tucson website can post to the website. Then you can post a personal story, or post a LINK to some story or article you found on the web. As long as it’s about mental illness its OK. You can even write a post … Read more…

Even “The Rock” has Depression.

Duane Johnson's Depression

After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock”, was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents’ … Read more…

Hurting on the inside

suicide

Hurting on the inside. For too many local families teen depression has had a tragic end. Avery Cantor, a Lafayette High junior, was a 4.4 GPA student, on two varsity teams and the features editor for the Image. More importantly, she was a caring person. According to her mother, Carol, Avery often would offer a … Read more…

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