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Southern Prince George’s County 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 weekly support group meeting in Oxon Hill:

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Oxon Hill United Methodist Church
6400 Livingston Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

From DC and Points North: Head south on Indian Head Highway until you reach Livingston Road on your left.  Follow Livingston Road for 1.3 miles. You will go beyond the Capital Beltway.  Travel a short distance until you reach Bock Road on your left. Turn left onto Bock Road. Church will be on you right with parking in the rear of the building.

From Virginia: Take 495 towards Maryland. Take exit 3B and then stay in the left 2 lanes. At the light, take a left onto Oxon Hill Road. Follow Oxon Hill for approximately 0.4 miles until you reach Livingston Road. At the light, turn right and head south on Livingston a short distance until you reach Bock Road. Turn onto Bock Road and church will be on your right. Parking is in the rear.

From Points East: Take 495 towards Virginia. Take exit 3 – Forrest Heights/Indian Head Highway. Use far left lane. At the light, turn left and cross over Capital Beltway. Immediately on your right, take the Oxon Hill Road exit. Continue through first light, 0.4 miles until you reach Livingston Road. Turn right and travel a short distance until you reach Bock Road. Take a left onto Bock Road; church will be on your right. Parking is in the rear.

From Points South Take Indian Head Highway north and exit at Oxon Hill Road/Highway 414 going east. Stay in the right two lanes and turn right at the lght onto Oxon Hill. Travel approximately 0.4 miles until you reach Livingston Road. Turn right onto Livingston and follow a short distance until you reach Bock Road on the left. Turn onto Bock Road and church will be on your right. Parking is in the rear.

By Bus: The W14 Metrobus stops directly in front of the church.

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.

GIVE BACK:
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.

 


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