In Person Meetings
Our chapter now has three different in-person peer support groups taking place.
Two are on Thursday evenings, and operate in parallel with the 7:00 PM ET virtual Thursday group.
The Oxon Hill UMC at 6400 Livingston Road is also at 7:00 ET.
The meeting at Foundry UMC at 1500 16th St NW has moved its start time to 7:15 PM ET as of April 21, 2022. Parking is now largely restricted on 16th Street NW until 7:00 PM. A 7:15 start will allow participants to park more easily. The group finishes by 8:45 PM, and the church closes at 9:00 PM.
Monday, April 25, 2022, is the first in person meeting of the Beltsville group. The Beltsville group has moved to a hybrid meeting structure. It will continue to meet virtually at 7:00 PM ET on the second Monday of each month. The fourth Monday of the month, also at 7:00 PM ET, will be an in-person meeting at the Emmanuel UMC at 11416 Cedar Ln, Beltsville, MD.
The Montgomery County peer support group is still considering when it may return to in-person meetings.
From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an upcoming virtual event:
Sunday, April 24, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET, "Talk Saves Lives" https://ncactsl04242022.attendease.com/
And also from ASFP, an event for DC residents:
Our friends at the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are having a DC Capitol Day on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm, and have invited participation from DBSA as well. That evening will feature a virtual launch event to talk about our current advocacy priorities in the District and some basic tips about advocating for suicide prevention. Over the next two weeks, participants will have the option to meet with their DC Council members and to discuss priorities. More info and registration is here: https://dcadvocacy05022022.attendease.com/. When you sign up, please indicate whether you would like to participate in meetings and have contact information sent to your Council member. Please contact Deb Steinberg at [email protected] if you have any questions. We would love to see you there!
From DBSA National
Survey on Older Adults Living with Depression AND Chronic Physical Health Conditions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/depressionANDhealth
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