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New Directions Delaware, Inc.
An Affiliated Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

New Directions Delaware, Inc. is a support group for people with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. We are located in Wilmington, Delaware, and our members come from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

We offer support meetings twice a month (on the second and fourth Monday) and educational meetings once a month (on the third Monday), as well as a major speaker once a year. Unless otherwise noted, our meeting are held at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Fairfax, Wilmington, Delaware. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 p.m., so arrive a few minutes early (Click here for a map)

For more information, click on the links below, or e-mail us.

·About Us

·Support

·Education

·Resources

·Calendar

·Contact Us

Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

Our Next Educational Meeting


Families Coping With Mood Disorders

  • Date: Monday, September 15 2014
  • Time: 7:15 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
    Wilmington, Delaware.,

    Families that are affected by mental illness can sometimes experience certain challenges that other families may not. Learn what you can do to help your family relationships if you or a loved one is affected by mood disorders.

    On Monday evening, September 15, 2014, New Directions welcomes Janine Howell-Conkey, LCSW and Ursula McCullough, LPCMH to present “Families Coping With Mood Disorders.” The presenters will discuss how family dynamics are altered when someone is diagnosed with a mood disorder. Specifically, they will discuss how family members can help their loved one, what the diagnosed person can do, and factors influencing the family such as trust, dependency, and co-dependency. Ms. Howell-Conkey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently works as a Behavioral Health Consultant with the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services providing mental health services in area middle schools. She has over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families affected by mental illness. Ms. McCullough is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and facilitates referrals for mental health and substance abuse for the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and also has a private practice in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Unless otherwise noted, support meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month and educational meetings are held on the third Monday. All meetings are open to the public. However, support meetings are only open to persons with depression or bipolar disorder, and their family and friends. All meetings are free; to defray expenses, donations are requested but not required

Upcoming Support Meetings


  • SEPTEMBER on Mondays 8 and 22
  • OCTOBER on Mondays 13 and 27

at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
Wilmington, Delaware.

Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM and end promptly at 9:00 PM. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so we may start on time.


Support meetings are only open to persons with depression or bipolar disorder or their friends and family.
No pre-registration required.and meetings are free.


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