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What is a depression support group?

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Depression support groups such as those sponsored by Mental Health America (MHA) or the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) are geared toward meeting the needs of those with depression. They aren’t psychotherapy groups, but they can give you a place to vent your frustrations and fears and get comfort and encouragement.

Support group members often share coping suggestions. This helps assure you that "someone else knows what I am going through." This camaraderie is vital for healing.

From: Depression Support WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

Mental Health America: "How can I find a support group in my community?"

DRADA: "Support and Community Services."

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-- Fifth Edition (DSM-5)

Fieve R. , Rodale: Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

Mental Health America: "How can I find a support group in my community?"

DRADA: "Support and Community Services."

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-- Fifth Edition (DSM-5)

Fieve R. , Rodale: Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

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