Recent Meeting Topics

March 6, 2019 - 23 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Lemons Available at Break
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member has a new Job
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A weighted Blanket Helps
MEDICATIONS:Chantix
MEDICATIONS:Ketamine
ANXIETY ISSUES:Anxiety
BiPOLAR ISSUES:BiPolar with First Symptoms
BiPOLAR ISSUES:BiPolar Mixed State
DIAGNOSIS:Coping with the Diagnosis
RELATIONSHIPS:Forcing oneself into people
MEDICATIONS:Finding sources for Medications
MEDICAL ISSUES:Finding a Psychiatrist
MEDICAL ISSUES:BiPolar and Testronine Levels


February 27, 2019 - 25 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Eating Disorder Group
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Girl Scout Cookies Available
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member is becoming a Girl Scout Leader
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Today is BiPolar Day
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Good Thoughts Poem
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member has lost Weight
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member has a new Job
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A new Call Center is Opening
WORK ISSUES:Benefits
FAMILY ISSUES:Being a Parent
RELATIONSHIPS:Learning to Trust People with Financials
BEHAVIOR:Racing Thoughts
ANGER MANAGEMENT:Temper Tantrums
MANIA:Mania and Hypersexuality
ACTIVITIES:Program on HBO on Suicide


February 20, 2019 - 26 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Eating Disorder Group
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Mike 1 has moved to Denver
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member has a mew job
COPING STRATEGIES:Spirituality
COPING STRATEGIES:Helping Teens with their Mental Health
RELATED DIAGNOSIS:Psychosis
ANGER MANAGEMENT:Anger
MANIA:Mania and Hypersexuality
RELATIONSHIPS:Trusting People
RELATIONSHIPSRelationships
MEDICATIONS:Serequal
MEDICATIONS:BiPolar 1 and Mixed Moods


February 13, 2019 - 29 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Annual Report Available
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Girl Scout Cookies Available
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member is looking for Work
MEDICAL ISSUES:Physical Ills exacerbate Mental Health
COPING STRATEGIES:Being Social
COPING STRATEGIES:Obsessing on 1 Thought
SLEEP ISSUES:Sleep Issues
SLEEP ISSUES:Scarry Thoughts upon Waking up
WORK ISSUES:Back at Work


February 6, 2019 - 32 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Art Work recognized
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Kristin will chair the Eating Disorders Support Group
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member joined a Gym
COPING STRATEGIES:Embarrassments about Symptoms
COPING STRATEGIES:Motivation
MEDICATIONS:Benzoes
MEDICATIONS:Serequal
WORK ISSUES:Types of Jobs
MANIA:Recovering after Mania
TREATMENT:Dielectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
THERAPY:First Meeting with Therapist


January 30, 2019 - 26 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:BiPolar Magazine is here
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Kristin has passed the Facilitators Training Program
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Annaplyposia
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member started a new Job (assembling Tasers)
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Girl Scout Cookies are available
MANIA:Love and Mania
RELATIONSHIPS:Supporting a friend after a Loss
WORK ISSUES:Finding things to do when no longer working
COPING STRATEGIES:Life and Prolonged Episodes
COPING STRATEGIES:Healing through Literature
MEDICATIONS:Med Changes


January 23, 2019 - 25 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:All 2018 data entered into my Computer
COPING STRATEGIES:Learned Helplessness
COPING STRATEGIES:Continuing Education
COPING STRATEGIES:Obsessing about your Mental Health
RELATIONSHIPS:Rebuilding Relationships
ANXIETY ISSUES:Anxiety in the Extreme
DEPRESSION ISSUES:Depression


January 17, 2019 - 36 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:No eating allowed in this room
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Art work Showing
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Girl Scout Cookies Coming soon
MEDICAL ISSUES:Physical Health Affects Mental Health
MEDICAL ISSUES:Thyroid Issues
SLEEP ISSUES:Oversleeping and Depression
RECOVERY:Ranking Recovery Issues
LEGAL ISSUES:Obtaining Life Insurance
LEGAL ISSUES:Medical Pot
FRIENDS & FAMILY ISSUES:Loss of a Loved One
FRIENDS & FAMILY ISSUES:Grief and Loss
SLEEP ISSUES:Managing Sleep


January 9, 2019 - 22 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member got the job!
MOOD ISSUESCuriosity about your own illness
COPING STRATEGIES:Mental Blackout
COPING STRATEGIES:Fiction Stories about BiPolar Disorder
COPING STRATEGIES:Trusting Instincts
DEPRESSION ISSUES:Motivation during Down Periods
GOVERNMENT ISSUES:FMLA Short Term Disability


January 2, 2019 - 22 participants - Phil, Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:December Website Updated
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Bruce is starting teaching his first Peer Support Specialist Class
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member cut ties with Mother, Sister
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member just got out of the Hospital
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member has a job interview
COPING STRATEGIES:Disappointment
COPING STRATEGIES:Coping with Sudden Symptoms
COPING STRATEGIES:Psychotic Pain from Depression
COPING STRATEGIES:It's not just life; it's a chemical imbalance>
MEDICATIONS:Starting on Depakote
SLEEP ISSUES:Insomnia