Support

Know the Signs

Suicide is preventable. A great resource for anyone looking for answers and help. The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment developed by Kelly Posner, PhD, David Brent, MD, Chris Lucas, MD, Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH, Barbara Stanley, PhD, Greg brown, PhD, Prudence Fisher, PhD, Jaime Zelazny, NR, MPH, Ainsley Burke, PhD, Maria Oquendo, MD, and J. John Mann, MD.

Psychologists

Beliefs run your genes. Gene expression is actually affected by consciousness (perception) and environment. Good therapy helps change self-destructive beliefs.

ECT

Scientology can always use the ECT card to discredit psychiatrists and discourage proper mental health treatment, and until it is seen for what it is, psychiatrists practicing it will always have to answer for a dubious treatment that literally relies on brain damage to "treat" the patient, just as they did with lobotomies. This is why patients, while already considered a danger to themselves or they wouldn't be in psychiatric hospitals, are asked to sign waivers in a de facto state of diminished capacity.

Voices

Personal accounts of treatments, approaches, experiences with bipolar disorder, suicide attempts and major depression.

Spotlight

How good therapy changes perception, which means more than most people imagine.

Support Group Guidelines

1. What is said here stays here. This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all.

Raise your hand and wait your turn to be called upon. No one person should monopolize group time.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe […]

DBSA Support Group Meeting Outline

DBSA support groups are not required to operate according to a rigidly prescribed formula. The sample meeting format shown here incorporates the elements used by many of our groups and is intended as a guide. Facilitators use this as a starting point for the group’s discussion of participant needs and how the group can […]

Suicide Prevention

You don't have to feel this way. There is help. You can cope with suicidal feelings and thoughts. They are not your fault and they do not have to continue. Don't give in. Don't lose hope. There is help. Call (800) 442-HOPE.

Facilitator Support Meeting Protocols

DBSA recommends that we begin each group by reviewing these facilitator support meeting protocols and guidelines to help participants learn and commit to the group standards.

Share the air.
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize the group time.
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What is Depression?

What is depression as opposed to clinical depression.