We Are The Nomad Chapter

 For Those Who Wander or are Preparing to Wander with Anxiety, Depression, etc.
A service of DBSA Greater Hartford, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity

What We Offer

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I became officially disabled in 2004…. many years I struggled alone until I found my way to the Nomad life and then years later to the Nomad Chapter. I’m not really sure why I didn’t connect with the Nomad Chapter when I first heard about it but…one day I was feeling rather stable and decided that I would check it out and perhaps I could help someone else. I kinda knew what worked for me and how to manuver my Nomad life for myself. I was rather surprised and grateful to find out that others like me were out there and I didn’t need to carry a big leadership role. For me, the Weekday Morning Meeting has been fantastically helpful! I check in most mornings with “friends” and we often stay after the approximately 15 minute meeting to catch up or help problem solve. And omgosh I thought I would be helping others which I do, BUT they help me too! Sometimes with the sharing of something they do that helps them and I see it’s useful for me as well… Please come to one meeting and see how it goes…you decide if it’s for you or not…but we have so much to share as Nomads or as people with anxiety or depression or something.

Simply Lesa

Travelling with Anxiety, Depression, Etc.

A private group on RVillage.com Rvillage and the group are totally free. No one can posts in our group except members. 

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Phone Meetings with Optional Video

Confidental meetings that are not therapy, pity parties, or a lecture.  Like hanging out and talking around a campfire with people who get you.  Check our schedule on our Nomad Calendar and consider subscribing to it.  

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. NEW!!!!! We've added a weekend tea/coffee meetings 

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.

Holiday Hangouts

Want some friendly company on the holiday?  Both nomads and locals can Join us by phone or video  both Thanksgiving and Christmas .  Open to all.  Come and go when it works for you. See our calendar for dial-in info that will be added as each holiday grows near.

We Need YOU!

Those of us who are veterans of the road know how healing travel can be — and, sometimes, how lonely and frightening it can be.  The nomad chapter provides a way for people to get together and hang out with others who share similar challenges.  Our meetings and events aren’t pity parties or therapy.  They are like hanging out around a campfire with other people who “get it.”   The nomad chapter provides a way for people who are travelling with anxiety, depression,  etc., to provide social support to each other.  It is also open to those planning to become nomads.  Any human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, etc., is welcome. We don’t care what drugs you do or don’t take or whether you identify with any medical diagnostic labels. If you deal with mental challenges, we’ll accept you as one of us.

In order to make this work, we need YOU.  We need you if you’re an old hand; we need you if you’re new; we need you if you’ve been doing great for years; we need you if you’re struggling. We need people who are going to give hope to others by their example.  We need people who can give others a sense of purpose by needing their support.  We need the newbies to remind the veterans of how far they’ve come and the veterans to show the newbies how they got so far. Register below and/or join our RVillage group and start participating.  Help us help each other!

Tell Us Your Preferences

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