The group has been meeting weekly for over a year and has had 100's of members participate. We welcome all who attend and provide a safe place to share about your mental health.
Our group is personal but very welcoming to anyone who is new. The average group size is about ten people with a mix of ages, sex, and race. We suggest members to be over 18 to attend.
Yes, it is free, and through the gracious donation of space from the St. Mark's church we are able to hold the support group. ShareYourBlues is not affiliated with any outside organization or entity.
ShareYourBlues is a self help support group which reaches those who suffer from depression and bipolar disorder. Our hope is that others will understand the importance of reaching out to those who suffer in their communities and build groups of their own. Our group receives no donations or financial support to run the group at this time. We are not a business or a non-profit, solely a support group to help others.
Our members benefit by being able to relate to others who have the same disorder and experiences. We benefit by providing resources and information about recovery. we benefit by forming long lasting friendships which extend beyond the group into our daily lives.
Every week we select a topic of discussion which related to mental health recovery. Our group likes to focus on the solutions as a opposed to the problems. We develop strategies to help those members who are struggling by sharing our own successes in working through the difficult path of recovery. Our motto is " Share your experiences, don't advise"