Bipolar and depression disorders
Abutment Group.  An informal group for people who have a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental illness. They meet weekly at Ascension Lutheran Church (near CMC). They strive for an atmosphere where members feel free to talk about any issue knowing that they will not be judged. Call Frank (another group member) at 704-860-3395 any day 11am-5pm or Craig (a group member) at 704-807-5095 any day 9am-6pm. http://www.abutmentgroup.com/
Charlotte Depression and Anxiety Support Group.  This group started meetings and activities in July, 2011 and remains very active. As of July, 2013 they have 392 members, 8 upcoming activities, and 63 past meetups. Visit http://www.meetup.com to find details. No phone contacts available for this group.
Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (twins, triplets…) (CMOMs).  This group provides support, education, mutual support, and fun for mothers or prospective mothers of twins, triplets, quads, and more. There are monthly face-to-face support groups along with a wide variety of other activities. They have support groups for Higher Order Multiples (those with triplets or greater), veteran MOMs (for mothers with multiples over 3 years old), and MOMs suffering from postpartum depression. In a word, the group tries to provide emotional support to any member by matching that mom with another who has travelled the same path. Dues are $30/year. Call their office at 877-902-6667 any time any day. http://www.charlottemultiples.com
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).  A friendly group for individuals and their families who are dealing with mood disorders. At their 4 weekly meetings at different locations, they share mutual emotional support and ways of coping with and solving problems. They welcome new members and let them know that they are not alone. The group addresses issues relating to anxiety, panic disorder, depression (including ongoing post-partum), bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Please consult their website for the focus, date and time, and location of each meeting. Call a leader of the group at 980-475-6020 any day 10am-7pm. http://www.dbsa-charlotte.org
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA).  An informal group for addicts or alcoholics in recovery who are dealing with issues of depression or bipolar disorder. Their regular meetings occur near Carolinas Medical Center (Ascension Lutheran Church). Please call to check in before attending your first meeting. Call a member of the group at 704-277-8696 Mon-Fri 9am-noon.
Friends Indeed.  An informal group for gay men with issues of depression to help them keep moving. The group gives members the opportunity to share compassionate support, exchange ideas, and to get to know others who are travelling a similar path. From time to time professionals help facilitate, but will not be conducting any therapy. To learn more, contact a friendly member of the group at email@example.com .
Parents of children with bipolar or mood disorders.  A friendly, informal support group of parents of children (ages 5-18) with mood or bipolar disorder. They share resources, provide mutual emotional support, and have a good time at their monthly weekend meeting. We have been unable to reach a contact for this group; please contact SupportWorks if you are interested in a similar groupl No phone contacts available for this group.
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