Support Group Meetings
The groups listed below are independently operated and not run by IBPF.
San Diego, California:
Poway Support Group
Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm (DATES DO CHANGE, please RSVP)
Rancho Santa Fe Support Group
Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00am - 12:00pm (DATES DO CHANGE, please RSVP)
Rancho Bernardo Support Group
Located at Aurora Hospital, this group meets every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, in a meeting room just off the cafeteria. The group is for patients with mood disorders. Family members are also welcome.
11878 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128
DBSA San Diego
Meet with other parents, family members, and friends who are going through the same experiences as you. This group does not diagnose or treat adolescents with mental health challenges. It is purely a forum to share struggles and successes. Child care is not provided.
230 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, California 92019
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
E-mail Vicki for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Peer Support Group
Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Parish Hall upstairs from the Church office
St. Michael By The Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad
A support group for adults with mental illness is offered by NAMI-CARE in Oceanside at the Mariposa Clubhouse. Call 760-722-3754 for more information.
DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance)
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00 p.m. on the second floor of the VA Hospital in La Jolla. Offers groups for both supporters & consumers.
Tri City Outpatient Program
TUESDAYS from 2:30pm to 4pm
WEDNESDAYS from 1pm to 2:30pm
St. Michael's By The Sea
THURSDAYS from 2:30pm to 4pm
Outspoken Young Minds
A support group for people ages 15 through 25 who live with mental health issues. Meets every third Monday at 6 p.m. For location and more information, call Russ Sempell at 303-1416 or e-mail email@example.com.
Online community for those with depression or bipolar disorder
Psych Central Bipolar & Depression Online Chat
Wednesdays, 8:00 pm
Psych Central hosts a number of peer-run self-help support groups, as well as two weekly Q&A sessions with Dr. John Grohol. Chats meet every week in our live chat rooms. Groups are held either in the Auditorium, or a special chat room setup for the chat. Unless otherwise specified, all times are Eastern Time (U.S.) and chats last for one (1) hour. To get to any of our chats, jump over to our support forums http://forums.psychcentral.com, login, then choose the chat link that appears on in the top forum navigation menu. (If you're not registered, you can do so for free right now.)
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Terri Cheney runs Recovery Anonymous Support Group Meetings for individuals concered about a mental or emotional illness and/or a substance abuse problem.
Dual Recovery Anonymous is a support group loosely based on the 12-step model, which offers empathy and education in a small and confidential setting to individuals concerned about a mental or emotional illness (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, etc.) and/or any form of substance abuse. Family, friends and professionals are also welcome TUESDAYS @ 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.; UCLA'S Nathanson Center in the Semel Building (formerly the Neuropsychiatric Institute)Conference Room B8-266 on the "B" Level* For further information, contact (310) 206-1148
Survivors of Suicide Loss
For more information, please visit http://www.sossd.org/heal.htm or call 619-482-0297 if you have questions.
Saddleback Church in Lake Forest is starting a bipolar workshop Thursday January 14th 2010. The 24 week workshop support group meets in room #307 on the Saddleback campus from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Saddleback Church, One Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, Ca. 92630.