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Upcoming Meetings at our location at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (see
below). We meet twice monthly—the 1st
and 3rd Thursdays. Meetings are always at
7:00 PM, and
we meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday even if this website has not been
next meetings are at The MARCH Center of Our Savior's Lutheran Church,
916 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80218. The entrance is on the lower level at
the north end of the church.
Third Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 7:00 PM. Speaker and
small groups. Our
speaker for July is Pastor Paul Carlson. Pr. Paul is pastor of
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and his topic is Spirituality and
Recovery. Paul has had experiences with psychiatric challenges and he
is skilled at leading groups with a variety of spiritual backgrounds.
You won't want to miss this!
First Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 7:00
PM. Small groups with Tom DePetro.
Third Thursday, August 18th. Our
speaker for August is Brenda Mosby. Brenda is a occupational specialist
for people with disabilities. Whether you are working now or want to
work, Brenda is enthusiastic about solving the every day problems that
sometimes perplex us when we are working with a mood disorder. Brenda
spoke for us about a year ago and has been one of our more popular
decided to keep our meetings on the first and third Thursdays as we
have been doing.
We meet at The MARCH
Center of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Our
space is easy to find. It's in Capitol Hill in an easily accessible and
King Soopers on Downing, Einstein’s Bagel and Dazbog Coffee Shop are
located just 2 and 3 blocks to the east of the church on 9th.
are close to the
Governor’s mansion and Governor’s Park in this neighborhood where
people are seen walking at nearly all hours of the day and night.
are directions once you have found Our Savior’s:
Savior’s is on
the corner of 9th and Emerson. (915 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80218). We
meet in The MARCH Center (formerly called Senior Center) at the north
of the church on the lower level. The room is handicapped accessible
with a ramp
the outside of the building.
parking lots. One just north of the church, which is right next to our
entrance, and the other is on the NW corner of 9th and Emerson (across
the street from the church).
Is anyone welcome?
you don't have to call me to see whether we are
meeting, but feel free to call if you have questions about the meeting.
If any meeting is cancelled (This happened once in ten years), I will
put it on the website and send an email ASAP.
you are new to
the group, just come. There is no charge but we pass the hat. Family
and friends are always welcome, as well as those who have a mood
disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder. The group is for
adults over age 18. People who are new frequently like to call ahead
with questions, and this is fine but not necessary if you are
comfortable just coming.
What do we do if the weather is bad?
always plan to be
at the church, no matter what the weather except for when all of Denver
shuts down. This means the schools, (ALL schools, not just Denver), AND
businesses AND the airport. The only time we cancelled a meeting for
weather during the past ten years was in 2001 when it snowed 4 feet in
March. Please decide for yourself whether it is safe for you to drive
or walk to the meeting. Some of our best meetings are those with
attendance when the weather is bad.
We are a DBSA Chapter!
group is a member of the Depression
and Bipolar Support
Alliance. To learn more about DBSA, a national network of
recovery groups, see their website.
About Our Group
Mission Statement of DBSA Metro Denver: To provide high quality education for the general public and to facilitate wellness groups for individuals challenged by depression or bipolar disorder and their family members and close friends.
Mission Statement of DBSA: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
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National Suicide Prevention
(8255) If you are a veteran, call this number and then press 1.
(1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking callers). Ever need
a little help when no one is around? Here’s where you can call. Important:
the 1.800.SUICIDE line has been discontinued. The TALK line will take
Metro Crisis Services 888-885-1222, www.metrocrisisservices.org
Jane Mountain, MD