Recent Meeting Topics

April 29, 2020 - 5 participants Conference Call - Phil Chair
ANNOUNEMENT:Phil's Hospitalization
ANNOUNEMENT:Next week we will begin Video Access
WORK ISSUES:Do you use Video Conferences at work?
WORK ISSUES:What is your experience with video conferencing?
RELATIONSHIPS:Working out problems with your spouse
FAMILY ISSUES:Children- even in 2nd Grade- can really describe the World and ask Questions


April 22, 2020 -11 participants Conference Call - Bruce Chair
ANNOUNEMENT:Phil is in the Hospital
CORONA VIRUS:How to stay Productive
CORONA VIRUS:Facing Fears
CORONA VIRUS:Critical People who are stepping up in the Crisis


April 8, 2020 - 12 participants Conference Call - Phil Chair
RELATED DIAGNOSIS:PTSB
CORONA VIRUS:How the Corona Virus is affecting healthcare
CORONA VIRUS:What's Working
CORONA VIRUS:How Corona Virus is affect Crime
CORONA VIRUS:Getting motivated to do stuff around the House
CORONA VIRUS:Exercise


April 1, 2020 - 11 participants Conference Call - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:We will continue to meet every Wednesday at 7:00
CORONA VIRUS:What is your work status?
CORONA VIRUS:While you are staying home: What are you doing?
CORONA VIRUS:I am manic: Are others experience mood shifts?
CORONA VIRUS:Handling the Stress-- Overload?
CORONA VIRUS:Mental Health Stigma
CORONA VIRUS:Depression and Other stuff going on
CORONA VIRUS:People are going crazy staying at home
CORONA VIRUS:Facts abut the Corona Virus and Social Distance
CORONA VIRUS:Stress and Immune System
CORONA VIRUS:Positive Issue: Teaching at Home
CORONA VIRUS:Lift an Uber drivers are stressed out
MEDICAL ISSUES:Doctor's Opinion on Pain


March 11, 2020 - 27 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:New Group
ANNOUNCEMENT:4/18 Pot Luck Steel Park
ANNOUNCEMENT:Yoga Group
ANNOUNCEMENT:A member has a new job
MEDICATIONS:Going off Aderal
MEDICAL ISSUES:Finding a new Psychiatrist
MEDICATIONS:Anxiety and Medications
COPING STRATEGIES:Adjusting to Changes
COPING STRATEGIES:Staying Productive
WORK ISSUES:Peer Support Specialist


March 4, 2020 - 12 participants - Bruce Chair >>
RELATIONSHIPS:Building better Relationships with People
COPING STRATEGIES:Dealing with Resources
RECOVERY:What it takes to want Recovery
MEDICATIONS:Side Effects
MEDICAL ISSUES:Asking your doctor if you have another Diagnosis
RELATIONSHIPS:When to let others In
OTHER ISSUES:Mental Illness in the Film Industry


February 26, 2020 - 21 participants - Phil Chair >>
ANNOUNCEMENT:Eating Support Group
COPING STRATEGIES:Coping with Less Ability
COPING STRATEGIES:Loneliness
COPING STRATEGIES:Travel Anxiety
OTHER ISSUES:Organizing your Space
PHYSICAL HEALTHHow to stay Healthy
WORK ISSUES:Asking for Accommodation
OTHER ISSUES:Emotional Exhaustion
OTHER ISSUES:CPD Oil
THERAPY:Finding a new Therapist
COPING STRATEGIES:Coping with Life Changes
MEDICATIONS:Psych Meds


February 19, 2020 - 20 participants - Phil Chair >>
ANNOUNCEMENT: Girl Scout Cookies
WORK ISSUES:Mood swings at Work
WORK ISSUES:How did you get your job?
MOOD ISSUES:Abrupt Mood Changes
OTHER ISSUES:Spavato Nasal Spray
BiPOLAR ISSUES:Sugar Addiction and BiPolar Disorder
MOOD ISSUES:Listening to your Emotions
COPING STRATEGIES:Coping with Life Changes
COPING STRATEGIES:Accepting Functional Impairment
MANIA:Making amends after Manic episode
MEOOD ISSUES:Respecting and fearing Moods
COPING STRATEGIES:Removing Toxic Pace
COPING STRATEGIES:Diet & Food


February 12, 2020 - 22 participants - Phil Chair
WORK ISSUES:Time off from Work
FAMILY ISSUES:Telling your family about your illness
WORK ISSUES:Telling your employer about your illness
MEDICATIONS:Prozac & Lamictal
MOOD ISSUES:Is it Laziness or Depression
SOCIAL SECURITY:SSDI & Work allowance
MANIA:Making amends after Manic episode
MEOOD ISSUES:Respecting and fearing Moods
COPING STRATEGIES:Removing Toxic Pace
COPING STRATEGIES:Diet & Food


February 5, 2020 - 20 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:Annual Report Complete and ready
ANNOUNCEMENT:WRAP Document Available
ANNOUNCEMENT:Mental Health Conference
MOOD ISSUES:Mini-Trauma
BiPOLAR ISSUES:Serious Mental Illness- Adapting
THERAPY:Suicidal Therapist
MEDICATIONS:Sleep Issues
MEDICATIONS:When meds stop workimg
COPING STRATEGIES:Maintaining a Routine
COPING STRATEGIES:Invisibility


January 29, 2020 - 19 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:Support Group for Eating Disorders
WORK ISSUES:Mental Illness and Work
STRESS ISSUES:Stress
COPING STRATEGIES:Realistic Goals, Ambitions and Dreams


January 22, 2020 - 21 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:Patsy says Hi
BiPOLAR ISSUES:Collateral Dammage of BiPolar Disorder
MOOD ISSUES:Anger
OTHER ISSUES:Food Cravings
OTHER ISSUES:Guilt
MEDICATIONS:Family Criticizing meds
MEDICATIONS:Medications
COPING STRATEGIES:Staying Happy and Healthy
MOOD ISSUES:Acceptance
MANIA:After Manic Situations


January 15, 2020 - 10 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:New medications sheet in Welcome packet
ANNOUNCEMENT:BP Magazine distribution
ANNOUNCEMENT:Sadie is in South Carolina
COPING STRATEGIES:Trauma
COPING STRATEGIES:Exercise
MOOD ISSUES:Surviving Mixed States
MOOD ISSUES:Stopping Mania
MOOD ISSUES:Apathetic mood
RELATIONSHIPS:Helping a Friend
RELATED DIAGNOSIS:PTSD stops You


January 8, 2020 - 10 participants - Phil Chair
COPING STRATEGIES:Eating Disorders Support Group
COPING STRATEGIES:Forgiving Yourself
COPING STRATEGIES:Letting go
LEGAL ISSUES:Right to Work Laws
INSURANCE:Loss of Insurance


January 1, 2020 - 16 participants - Phil Chair
COPING STRATEGIES:Disability as am Aset
COPING STRATEGIES:Letting go of Grudges
COPING STRATEGIES:Recognizing Personal Achievement
COPING STRATEGIES:Trusting Yourself
FAMILY ISSUES:Family doesn't take me seriously
MEDICATIONS:Adjusting Medications
RELATIONSHIPSDealing with Difficult People
VICTORIESGratefullness


December 25, 2019 - 8 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENT:Totals for 2019: 1157
ANNOUNCEMENT:A new crisis cancelled phone
BEHAVIOR:Make eating a Priority
VICTORIES:Sharing Some Success
RELATED DIAGNOSISSeasonal Affective Disorder
VICTORIESGratefullness


December 18, 2019 - 18 participants - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A close pet died
COPING STRATEGIESLoneliness
COPING STRATEGIESAging
COPING STRATEGIESForgiving Oneself
COPING STRATEGIESHealing
COPING STRATEGIESLiving with Mental Illness
THERAPYFinding time for Therapy
WORK ISSUESPressured for new job
RBHAResources available for SMI
BEHAVIORBiPolar Disorder as an ID


December 11, 2019 - 20 participants - Phil Chair
MEDICATIONSMeds for Controlled Substances
SOCIAL SECURITYSSDI and Works
COPING STRATEGIESAging with Mental Illness
COPING STRATEGIESJournalling
COPING STRATEGIESTaking care of self and Family
COPING STRATEGIESCoping g Skills
MEDICAL ISSUESManaging Psych. Issues with Physical Illness
BEHAVIORIs it Manic, Hypomanic or just happy


December 4, 2019 - 22 participants - Phil Chair
RBHA:Basic Information
BRBHA:Changing Clinics
BEHAVIOR:Letting Go
FAMILYHelping Consumers with Support
DEPRESSION:Coping with Depression
COPING STRATEGIESTaking care of Self and Family
COPING STRATEGIESDealing with Drastic Change
COPING STRATEGIESBalancing Exercise, Sleep and Alcohol
MEDICATIONS:Weight Gain
SUPPORT GROUPSStarting a new Support Group[