Montgomery County (Rockville) Support Group
This group is for adults with depression and bipolar disorder.
Our family and friends may attend the DBSA NCA Family Support Group.
DBSA NCA sponsors a bi-weekly support group meeting in Rockville:
Alternate Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Faith United Methodist Church
6810 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
From Points South: Take Rockville Pike north. Once you reach Old Georgetown Road, be prepared to exit the next off ramp onto Montrose Parkway. After exiting, stay in the far left lane and then turn left. You will go beyond the underpass and continue straight until you reach the fourth light. Church will then be on your left, immediately past the stoplight.
From Points North: Take 270 South. Use exit 4A – Montrose Road East and follow for approximately 0.9 miles. Church will be on the right.
Metro: Take the Red Line to the White Flint Metro Station.
Board RIDE-ON bus 81 towards Rockville Tower Oaks. You will stay on the bus for 8 stops and then disembark at Tildenwood Drive. Cross Montrose Road and then walk west approximately 5 minutes until you reach the church on the left.
Alternatively, you may also take the RIDE-ON bus 42 towards Montgomery Mall. You will take this bus for 10 stops and then get off at Tildenwood Drive. Cross Montrose Road and walk west approximately 5 minutes until you reach the church on the left.
SUPPORT GROUP SHARING GUIDELINES
please ask your facilitator if you have questions.
We are a peer support group for adults with depression and bipolar disorder. Our family and friends may attend the DBSA NCA Family Support Group.
SHARE THE AIR:
We want everyone to have the opportunity to share. Time is limited, so we ask that everyone be respectful of other participants’ share-time needs. The facilitator may sometimes need to respectfully and gently interrupt participants to put closure on their share, to ensure there is enough time for everyone to share.
We recognize that we often benefit as much by supporting others, as we do by receiving support.
ONE PERSON SHARES AT A TIME:
Each person will be allowed to share without interruptions or side conversations.
WHAT IS SAID HERE STAYS HERE:
This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all.
DIFFERENCES OF OPINION ARE OK:
We are all entitled to our own point of view; and we can agree to disagree.
WE ARE ALL EQUAL:
Accept cultural, language, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.
USE “I” STATEMENTS:
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not instruct or advise. Please refrain from making “You Should” statements. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s and therapist’s recommendations). We share from our own personal experiences with “I” statements. Example: “In my experience, I have found…” “I feel hurt when you say…”
IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE:
Participants do not have to share if they do not wish to.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share:
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness and show compassion.