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National DBSA and New England Groups

Numerous MDDA and DBSA groups meet in the New England area, usually on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.The list below reflects our best information at this time. Group Leaders, please contact the webmaster with any changes. Thank you!New group for parents being started by Mass Mental Health Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. They are now enrolling parents with bipolar or psychosis for a parent-oriented support group. Patients must be either expecting a child or currently a caregiver to children aged newborn to 21. Read brochure. For more information contact Dr. Cindy Liu at cliu@bidmc.harvard.edu or Jennifer Lin at jlin11@caregroup.org

= Family and friends welcome to attend!

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DBSA Alliance

The national office of DBSA serving all chapters.
Website: www.dbsalliance.org

Connecticut

Location Time Description
Assorted Varies Depression and manic-depression support groups meet in Danbury, Farmington, Naugatuck, Norwich, Orange, Portland, Stratford, Wallingford, and Windsor. General mental health groups for those with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and/or relationship problems meet in Danbury (women only), Meriden, Waterbury/Mattatuck, and West Hartford.
Contact the Mental Health Association of Connecticut at 860-529-1970 ext 15 or 800-842-1501 ext 15 (CT only).
Branford Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:30pm Contact: Alan Rosenthal: Phone 203-779-5253, Email:
brandforddbsa@gmail.com
Farmington Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm Meets at the UCONN Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave.
First Wednesday of every month is open to Friends and Family
Greenwich Fridays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm 27 Stag Lane, Greenwich, CTContact John Tamerin 203-661-8282Contact Mary Lou Brown 203-531-7507
www.dbsagreenwichct.com
jtamerin@optonline.net
Hartford Wednesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm Contact: Selina Welborn – Phone: 860-462-3049Email:
swelborn@mindlink.www.mindlink.org/DBSA
Norwich Saturdays 2:00pm – 3:30pm Meets at the Lee United Methodist Church, 294 Washington Street.
Orange 7:30pm – 9:30pm 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Zion Lutheran Church, 780 Grassy Hill Road.
Putnam Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm Meets at the Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street, Putnam,
CTContact: Mariel Bates 860-315-3359Email: autumn70567@yahoo.com
Stamford 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Meets at the Mental Health Association, 1480 Bedford Street, Second Floor
Torrington Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, small dining room off of the cafeteria 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT
Contact 1: Doyle Finan 860-567-8928Contact 2: Palmer Marrin 860-567-5454Email: pmarrin@optonline.netWebsite: www.dbsanwct.com
Wallingford Saturdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm Meets at the First United Methodist Church, 941 Old Rock Hill Road

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Maine

Location Time Description
Portland Wednesdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Meets at the Maine Medical Center, Dana Education Center
Room 2. 207-871-1030Contact 1: Jeff Irving – Phone: 207-650-3248
Rockland Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmTuesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon Meets at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland,
MEContact: Heather Christie – Phone: 207-691-3599Email:dbsamc@hotmail.com
Rumford Every Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Meets at 431 Franklin Street. Contact office: 207-364-2495
Waldoboro / DBSA – Mid Coast Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Meets at Waldoboro Word of Life,
41 Old Route 1, Waldoboro, MEContact: Heather Christie – Phone: 207-691-3599Email: dbsamc@hotmail.com

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Massachusetts

Location Time Description
Attleboro Every Tuesday 7:00-9:00 pm
Newcomers’ meetings at 6:45 pm
DBSA-Attleboro meetings take place at the Hillside Adult
Day Health Center, 50 Walton Street, Attleboro, MA.
info@dbsa-attleboro.org”
us or call 508-222-7525 ext 407.
DBSA-Boston (Located at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA) Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Wed. evenings 7-9 p.m. Meets every Wednesday from 7-9pm in the de Marneffe Cafeteria, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478. Lectures from
7-8 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Variety of groups including Newcomers, Young Adults, Veterans’,Women’s Working and Coping, and Friends & Families. See descriptions of groups.
Additionally, there are drop-in groups on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in room 132 in the deMarneffe building cafateria.
Contact the DBSA office at 617-855-2795 or 617-855-3665 (infoline). For directions call 617-855-2000 ext. 7000
Boston DBSA/Downtown Massachusetts General Hospital Every Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Meets at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care at Massachusetts
General Hospital, 4th Floor, Suite 4A, Schiff Conference Center Room 4, Boston , MA.
The Yawkey Center is less than 100 yards from the Charles/MGH Red line stop.
To join our email list and for further information contact Dennis at
mghgroup@dbsaboston.org.
or contact DBSA-Boston at 617-855-2795
Holyoke Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Meets at Holyoke Hospital, Behavioral Outpatient Bldg., kitchen area, Hospital Drive, Holyoke, MAContact 1: Renee Champagne – Phone: 413-626-7627Contact 2: Barbara – Phone: 413-532-1784Email:dbsaofwm@hotmail.com
Hyannis Wednesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm Meets at Cape Cod Medical Center Conference Room,in the basement.
40 Quinlan Way, Hyannis, MA (behind hospital)Contact: Dot – Phone: 508-394-8203 or Paul at 508-221-5174 -email poconnell780@gmail.com
Lexington Every Thursday 1:30-3:00 pm Seniors’ Group meets at the Senior Center, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue. Contact Rhona at 617-965-3630
DBSA – Merrimack Valley Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursdays meets at the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MAContact Toll-free phone: 888-280-7773, Dan P. Murdoch President.Email: info@dbsamerrimackvalley.orghttp://www.dbsamerrimackvalley.org
Natick 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 pm Meets at the First Congregational Church, 2 East Central Street. Contact: Don Jessen at 978-443-6803.
DBSA Revere Every Tuesday 6:15-7:45 p.m. Newcomers arrive at 6:00pm Meets at MGH Revere Health Care Center. Administrative Conference Room, across from Security Desk 300 Ocean Avenue, Revere, MA, Revere Beach Blue Line Train Stop. Contact Kim Harol at 781-748-9825, or email: dbsarevere@gmail.com
DBSA of Southbridge/Sturbridge 2 groups for those with Mood Disorders and family and friends:
–Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Brookside Terrace Community Room, 11 Village Dr., Southbridge, MA 01550
E-mail: dbsouthbridge@yahoo.com.
Wareham / DBSA Southcoast Southcoast Hospital Building 100 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, Ma., Exit 21 route 195
First and third Thursday of each month 6:30-8:00pm
John Folan at 508-971-0018 or email him at
jafolan@msn.com
for information on support groups in the South Coast area.
Worcester Every Monday 7:00 – 9:00 pm (sometimes longer depending on how many people need to speak) Meets at UMass Memorial Medical Center,
University campus, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655 (free parking available).
Contact Don Latham 508-864-4759 or Email: dlatham46@verizon.net;

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New Hampshire

Location Time Description
Concord 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm Meets at St. Paul’s Church, 21 Centre Street, Concord, NHContact 1: Susan Millikin 603-224-2664Contact 2: Shelly Sechrest 603-219-0623Fax: 603-229-1635Email: dbsaconcordnh@comcast.net
Dover Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Meets at the Wentworth Douglas Hospital
789 Central Street, Dover, NH
Contact: Joe Breakfield 603-389-8011Email: jbreakfield@yahoo.com
Exeter Fridays 7:00pm – 8:30pm Meets at the Exeter Hospital, 3 Alumni Drive,
Exeter, NH
Contact: Brad 603-303-0205 Email: dbsaexeter@comcast.net
Hampstead Center Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm Meets at the Hampstead Congregational Church,
2nd Floor, Davis Room, 61 Main Street, Hampstead, NH
Contact: Bob Elder 603-329-6609Email: rdelder@comcast.net
Lebanon/Upper Valley Every Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm Meets 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH
DBSA Nashua Every Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 pm Community Council, 100 West Pearl Street, Nashua,
NH. For more information please contact: Tom Doucette (603) 888-2141 or Amanda Potash (603) 560-7502. Thursday 7-9
Web site is: www.dbsanashua.org
Plymouth 1st and 3rd Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm Meets at the Whole Village Resource
Center, Highland Street, Plymouth, NH
Contact: Donna Serina 603-783-7025donnaserina@yahoo.com

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Rhode Island

Location Time Description
Providence Every Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00 pm 2nd floor Ray Conference Center, Butler Hospital, Providence2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 1st floor Ray Conference Center, Butler Hospital, Providence Contact phone: 401-309-7575Website http://www.mdda-ri.org
Wakefield/South County 1st Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm Meets at South Shore Community Mental Health Center, 55 Cherry Lane. Contact Jim McNulty at 401-254-2572 or 401-455-6338.

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Vermont

Location Time Description
Bennington Every Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm Meets at the Bennington Free Library on Silver Street in Bennington,
Vermont. Contact Susan Hohman, 802-447-3453 or email at hohmansusan@yahoo.com

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