Who should attend?
If you are 18 years of age and older, and
- diagnosed with, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, (or other mood disorder)
- a friend, family member and/or supporter of someone living with a mood disorder
- if you think you, or a loved one may be dealing with a mood disorder
Meetings are open to anyone in need. Although our focus is mood disorders. regardless of a diagnosis, or none at all, if we can help and you are comfortable, you are welcome.
When do you meet?
Every Thursday evening: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Lee Marie Art Studio, 44 North Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566
How do I get there?
From the North/East via Bear Mountain Pkwy/9/9a to Route 6 exit. Make a left at end of ramp, follow around onto Main St (rte 6). 2nd traffic light, Nelson Ave make a right, then the first left onto Central Ave, then left onto North Division (One Way).
From South 9/9a to Route 6 exit, left at top of ramp onto Main, follow the directions from Main St. above.
How many groups are there?
Each meeting there are two main groups: those with, or suspecting, a mood disorder; and those friends,family, in support. Group size will vary meeting to meeting according to attendance.
Who leads the groups?
Groups are not led by anyone. At minimum one trained peer-facilitator will accompany the group. The group is just that, a group of individuals coming together to share, offer support, learn and grow. Respect and kindness are expected. The facilitator is a peer and therefore also a member of the group, available to help keep the discussion, moving, focused and engaged.
Is there a medical professional on site?
Unless asked to come to the group and share their expertise, or engage in an activity agreed upon by the group, there are no clinicians engaged to assist the groups on site. We do have the generous support of Dr. Debbie Lang, psychologist, a member of the board, and available for consultation to the board.
What does this cost?
There are no fees. Meetings are free. There are no dues.
We are a 501(c3) not-for-profit. Donations are accepted as allowed by law and always appreciated.