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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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Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

Our Next Educational Meeting


Wellness Recovery Action Plan

(Part Two)

  • Date: Monday, March 16th, 2015
  • Time: 7:15 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
    Wilmington, Delaware.

    Please join us again in welcoming our president, Ian Geiser, to present Mary Ellen Copelandís Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.). A principle program of New Directionsí past seminars, Dr. Copelandís W.R.A.P. encourages those living with mood disorders as well as other challenges to devise a resource plan. For Part Two of this presentation, Ian will present the step-by-step directions for developing oneís action plan, which includes detailed directions on creating a crisis plan.

    Handouts will be available for those who may have missed Part One of this series. Optional materials will be available for purchase.

    Mary Ellen Copeland is a Ph.D. and author of several books and workbooks on her program, and is the owner of the Copeland Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. Learn more about her at www.mentalhealthrecovery.com .

    Ian Geiser has been involved with New Directions since 2002. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Drectors and has held the office for the past eight years. He has previously taught the W.R.A.P. program in the seminar and is well-versed in Dr. Copelandís work.

    Upcoming Support Meetings

    • MARCH on Mondays the 9th and 23rd
    • APRIL on Mondays the 13th and 27th
    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.


    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.

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