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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. 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.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)

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Our Next Educational Meeting


Medical Management of Mood Disorders


Date: Monday, October 16th, 2017

Time: 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington


New Directions is always pleased to welcome Ranga Ram, M.D., D.F.A.P.A. to present to New Directions Delaware. This year, Dr. Ram will speak about the diagnosis and management of mood disorders from the physician’s perspective.

Dr. Ram will review the major neurotransmitters that are relevant to depression and bipolar disorders, and how various medications affect our brain chemistry.

Dr. Ram will also present on new topics that are pertinent to psychopharmacology for the treatment of these diagnoses, and what to discuss with your doctor.

Dr. Ranga Ram is the Medical Director and CEO of Focus Behavioral Health in Wilmington, Delaware. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.


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.


Upcoming Support Meetings

  • OCTOBER on Mondays 9th
  • and 23rd
  • NOVEMBER on Mondays 13th and 267th
  • DECEMBER on Monday 11th (NO MEETING ON DECEMBER 25th)

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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