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Depression support groups are very
useful for those who suffer from depression. There is something about
receiving the support of other human beings in similar
circumstances that is very helpful.
The way some groups work is that you
get the information online about groups that meet offline.
One of the best such groups is
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. You can go to the Depression and Bipolar Support Group Locator and type in your zip code and find a support group that meets in
Psychology Today magazine makes it very
easy to find depression support groups in your local area. When you
go to Psychology Today Groups Search Locator
there is a search box where you can type in your zip code and click
on the search icon. That will bring up a list of all therapy groups
in your zip code.
Then, when you click on the word
Depression in the left hand column, it brings up a list of support
groups for depression. Sometimes that list is not very long. To widen
the list you will have to click the button for widening the search to
the county. That will bring up the list of all therapy groups for
depression for your county. Clicking the button to widen the search
by one mile at a time does not work well at all.
Once you are in the county list you can
click on the Price, A-Z or Gender button to sort the list by price,
in an alphanumeric sequence or by gender of participants. The phone
number of the groups is provided along with the name, so you can
always call to get more information.
The easiest way to find a support group
for depression is to go to Depression Meetup Groups and type the name of your country in first search box and the name of
your city or postal code or zip code in the second box and click the
Search button. Please do realize that are only 302 such groups in 196
cities in ten countries. The largest and newest groups are listed on
The Depression and Bipolar Support
Group Locator page shown above also has a link for groups that are online only. For the online groups
you donate any amount that suits you, into the virtual basket.
Another resource for depression support groups that are online is PsychCentral Depression Support Groups. This list of sixty groups is more comprehensive
than the list provided by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
Most of the groups in this list work as forums.
Support Groups for Women suffering from
There is one resource that is
specifically for women suffering from postpartum depression. It can be found at Postpartum Support Groups. That web page provides a link for an online support group and a list
of support groups in USA and Canada. The whole list is on that page
and phone numbers or email addresses are provided.
If the information on this page does
not help you to find a support group that is useful for you, search
repeatedly by typing in your search query in plain and complete
English sentences in Google.com or Ask.com to find the particular
support group that will be useful to you.
Support groups for depression are a
huge help and now you know how to reach or search and find the
ones that are useful.
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