Join Team Mood Support!

 Where nomads and CT area residents who share challenges like depression, anxiety, autism, bipolar etc., come to help themselves and others during this crisis
A service of DBSA Greater Hartford, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity

What’s the Best Medicine to Reduce Depression and Anxiety? –> Community

Just by participating in our activities you help yourself and others to feel less alone and to feel supported during this crisis.  This can help take the edge off the increased strain on our mental health.  Helping others gives a powerful boost to our own self-esteem and mental health — especially in a time of crisis. Whether you can contribute a little time or a lot you’ll be a player on Team Mood Support!

 

Choose From Any or All of the Following FREE Services:

New Meeting!

If you’d like to get in on the ground floor of a brand-new meeting, we recommend our  Tuesday night “Western CT” meeting at 7pm.  This meeting was just about to begin when Covid hit the region and it is very small and intimate.  While the meeting is new, the facilitator has many years of great success facilitating a meeting for our sister chapter in Westchester NY.  She’ll be thrilled to have you join her on Tuesday nights — just show up – no prerequisites. This meeting is accessible by people who only have access to a flip phone or landline as well as to those with other technology options. Video is optional, all can hear and speak regardless of whether they use video.  

Online Social / Community Center

Our private 24 x 7 Discord channel - a friendly, private online social space / community center created by our nomad members to share with CT area residents. People who "get" you will have text discussions, post pictures, play games, teach and learn each other's hobbies and wellness techniques, have scheduled or impromptu phone and/or video get-togethers, and interact without constant exposure to the news or the toxicity of social media like Facebook and Twitter. Requires a smart phone, computer, or tablet.  Fill out our "Tell Us Your Preferences" form below to be invited to this service.  If you've already registered in the past, send an email to dbsahartford@gmail.com with the "Join Discord"  in the subject line.

Formal Support Groups (CT Area Residents)

We have six peer support groups that meet Monday – Thursday evenings.  Originally these were in-person groups in various towns, but due to the Covid crisis they now meet by phone and/or on-line for the indefinite future.  They are identified by their original meeting places, but are open to everyone.   All are accessible to people with flip phones or landlines. Please open the calendar entry of the group in which you’re interested to see details. Scroll down to find the CT Area Calendar. . .

Daily Check-in Calls

Get a free daily mood boost! Hear friendly voices every weekday and add your voice to them to help others. This is not a deep-sharing support group and certainly not therapy or a pity party. It's run entirely by a team of peers - people who "get" you because they share your challenges. Mon-Fri, 10:15 a.m. eastern time.  Use any phone including landline or flip phone. For CT area residents and our nomad members. No registration required. Click for description and dial-in instructions.

Formal Support Groups (Nomads)

Phone Support Groups with Optional Video for nomads.  Two meetings a week with the same nomads and same experience wherever you roam.  See our Nomad Calendar

 

CT Area Calendar

(see our Nomad Calendar if you’re one who wanders)

Tell Us Your Preferences

Please use our registration form to let us know your preference for meetings, groups, events, etc.