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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.

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·Contact Us

Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

Catherine Adams Memorial Program and
Annual Holiday Party*

Making Peace With the Holidays, No Matter What Your Circumstances:
How Spirituality Can Help Improve Wellness for Those Living With a Mood Disorder

  • Date: Monday, December 21st, 2015
  • Time: 7:15 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
    Wilmington, Delaware.

    The holidays can be a stressful and overwhelming time for those of us impacted by mood disorders. Learn how to accept your present situation without the negative judgment and reconnect with your spirituality.

    New Directions is always pleased to welcome back Dr. Brenda Wright, NCC to present on this timely subject matter. Dr. Wright will discuss how to take inventory of our present situation, including our resources, and how to connect with our spirituality even while depressed. She will also present on the role of religion and how it affects our brain and mood.

    Dr. Brenda Wright, NCC joins New Directions from Wilmington University, where she is Associate Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, as well as a National Certified Counselor of Mental Health

    . *Each year New Directions uses this occasion to remember and honor Catherine Adams, one of the most spiritual members of New Directions until her death in 2004.
    Immediately following the presentation, New Directions will celebrate its 23 annual Holiday Party. Participants are invited to bring a donation of cookies or other holiday "goodie."

    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 18 years of age and older who have depression or bipolar disorder, and their adult family and friends. The New Directions Charter and tax status legally restricts us to adult participants. All meetings are free; to defray expenses, donations are requested but not required.

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Upcoming Support Meetings

  • DECEMBER on Monday the 14th
    (no meeting on 12/28)
  • JANUARY on Mondays the 4th and 18th
  • FEBRUARY on Monday the 8th and 22nd

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.

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