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Bright Tomorrows Support Group
November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BRIGHT TOMORROWS SUPPORT GROUP (BTSG) meetings take place September through May typically on the FIRST & THIRD Thursday evenings (7:00-8:30 p.m.) for adults with bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder. This is a curriculum-based psycho-educational support program that gives to participants helpful tools. This opportunity inspires hope and affirms Christian faith as participants join together with others on a similar healing-recovery journey.
- BTSG PARTICIPANT PRECONDITIONS: One must be an adult who (1) has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder or a unipolar disorder (major depressive disorder); (2) has a current medical, clinical and/or therapeutic care connection; and (3) are current with their medications.
- TOPICS INCLUDE: Identity, Stigma, Medication, Holistic Recovery, Healthy Thinking, Rest / Relaxation and Joy, Coping, Cycles & Triggers, Mindfulness, Community, It’s Not Your Fault, and Staying Resilient.*
*Core Curriculum Source: Mental Health Grace Alliance / Living Grace Group Materials (www.mentalhealthgracealliance.org)
- There are no 5th Thursday evening meetings.
When facing a major illness, living with a chronic health challenge or needing to know how to best cope with a stressful life change or crisis, you don’t have to go it alone—in fact it’s healthier for you and all concerned that you not try to go it alone. A support group can help. Support groups are designed to bring together people facing similar issues. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same situation.
FACILITATORS: Tim and Nancy Reside are the co-facilitators of these support groups offered under the auspices of Bright Tomorrows. Click here for biographical and credential information.
COST: We are supported by the freewill tax-deductible donations of those who benefit and/or appreciate the work and ministry services offered under the auspices of Bright Tomorrows. This includes welcoming churches and para-church organizations to consider including Bright Tomorrows in their benevolence budget. In addition to donations given in person or by way of postal service, donations can be made online. Simply click on the blue and yellow DONATE button on this website for instructions. In order to insure that cost not be a prohibitive factor, we do not charge for our services.
DISCLAIMER: Although the results of attending these meetings are often found to be therapeutic, a support group is not a therapy group. The objective of the support group is not resolution of the deeper mental health related issues that require one-on-one professional therapeutic assistance. The focus of these Christian support group meetings is two-fold: (1) to provide, in an informal but organized way, an atmosphere that is faith-affirming and hope-inspiring; and (2) to promote supportive communication among brothers and sisters in Christ who share common experiences, challenges and concerns. Bright Tomorrows does not recommend or endorse the use of any specific treatment, medication or suggested coping practice. Individuals should consult with their physicians and/or mental health professionals regarding any meant to be helpful suggestions. While all information and suggestions offered by Tim and/or Nancy Reside are offered in good faith, each recipient must assume personal responsibility for verifying the validity and applicability of such information and/or suggestions.