Recent Meeting Topics

September 9, 2020 - 8 participants - ZOOM - Bruce Chair
WORK ISSUESAdjustment needed to go back to the Office
COPING STRATEGIES:Dealing with Impulses
BEHAVIOR:Doing Chores around the House
SOCIAL SECURITY:A member received a letter Cutting her off. She will appeal.
COPING STRATEGIES:Friends and Expectations
MEDICATIONS:Physical Health meds vs. Homeopathic meds

September 2, 2020 - 8 participants - ZOOM - Bruce Chair
MEDICAL ISSUESA member has a new job at a Dispensatory
OOTHER PROGRAMS:Good States for Mental Health
COPING STRATEGIES:Shopping Technology
OOTHER PROGRAMS: Stigma and Prejudice
OOTHER PROGRAMS:COPD - Fear of being Contagious
COPING STRATEGIES:A member is researching Stigma vs, Mental illness
COPING STRATEGIES:Words used on Mental Illness
COPING STRATEGIES:Stigma vs. BiPolar
COPING STRATEGIES:Being at home
WORK ISSUESReturning to Full Time
MOVID-19:Loneliness with Carona Virus
RELATIONSHIPS>Telling Others about your Illness 




August 26 2020 - 9 participants - ZOOM - Bruce Chair
MEDICAL ISSUESNeurology vs. Bi-Polar
COPING STRATEGIES:Feelings due to meds or yourself
COPING STRATEGIES:Shopping Technology
COPING STRATEGIES:A member is researching Stigma vs. Mental illness
COPING STRATEGIES:Words used on Mental Illness
COPING STRATEGIES:Stigma vs. BiPolar
COPING STRATEGIES:Being at home
WORK ISSUESReturning to Full Time
COVID-19:Loneliness with Carona Virus
RELATIONSHIPSTelling Others about your Illness 


August 19 2020 - 13 participants - ZOOM - Bruce Chair
MANIARecognizing Mania and Hypomania
WORK ISSUESBruce is now teaching full-time
COPING STRATEGIES:Being at Home
MEDICATIONS:Reducing Number of Meds
COPING STRATEGIES:Being Overwhelmed
MEDICATIONS:Taking Tegrital for the first time
MEDICATIONSNewer Anti-Psychotic newer anti-psych med: Rayler 


August 12 2020 - 8 participants - ZOOM - Bruce Chair
WORK ISSUESReturning to Full Time
WORK ISSUESBruce is now teaching full-time
MEDICATIONS:Making Medications Decisions
COPING STRATEGIES:Holding Grudges
COPING STRATEGIES:Impulse control
STRESS ISSUES:Dealing with Extra Stress
COVID-19:Testing at Mesa Community Collage
MEDICATIONStd>New Mes: Kepamine 
COPING STRATEGISSOveracting on Fatigue


August 5 2020 - 9 participants - ZOOM - Bruce Chair
THERAPYFinding a nerw Therapist
COPING STRATEGIES:Mindness coping Skills
COPING STRATEGIES:Setting Goals
MANIA:Overcoming mania
MANIA:Signa of Hypomania
MANICHypomania 
WORK ISSUES:Working more Hours
WEB:Websites: BPhope.org


July 29 2020 - 9 participants - ZOOM - Patsy/Bruce Chair
WORK ISSUES:Cover Letter and Resumes
CORONA VIRUSS:Coping with being home during the Corona Virus
MEDICATIOINS:Taking Supplements with Medications ç
MEDICAL ISSUES:Finding a new Psychiatrist
INTERNET:Finding access for kids
FAMILY ISSUES:Parenting


July 29 2020 - 9 participants - ZOOM - Patsy/Bruce Chair
SLEEP ISSUES:Long Sleep Cycles 
WORK ISSUES:Cover Letter and Resumes
CORONA VIRUSS:Coping with being home during the Corona Virus
MEDICATIOINS:Taking Supplements with Medications
COPING STRATEGIES:Plants around the house helps!
MEDICAL ISSUES:Finding a new Psychiatrist
INTERNET:Finding access for kids
FAMILY ISSUES:Parenting


July 22 2020 10- participants - ZOOM - Patsy/Bruce Chair
SERVICE ANIMALS:Ticks on Dogs
FAMILY ISSUES:Angry Family Members that blames you
COPING STRATEGIES:How to get social again
COPING STRATEGIES:Living with memories of the past
MEDICATIONSt:Weight Gain on meds
MEDICATIONS:Topomax
FAMILY ISSUES:Parenting


July 15, 2020 8- participants - ZOOM - Patsy Chair
MANIA:Hypomania
COPING STRATEGIES:Distraction
MANIAGrandiose and Flight of Ideas
ACTIVITIESActivities
ACTIVITIESPrioritizing Myself
SLEEP ISSUES:Sleep
BEHAVIOR:Talkative Behavior
MEDICATIONSAnti-Anxiety and antidepressant meds
WORK ISSUESBurnout
OTHER ISSUES:BP Magazine available


July 8, 2020 - participants - ZOOM - Patsy Chair
COPING STRATEGIES:Extreme Procrastination
INTERNET ISSUESInternet Addiction
MEDICATIONSStarting on Medications
OTHER ISSUES:Coffee and Caffeine


July `1, 2020 - participants - ZOOM -Patsy Chair
RELATIONSHIPS:Poor Relationships
OTHER ISSUESSuicidal ideations
WORK ISSUES:Fear of Work due to the Carona Virus
ACITIVITIESTravel and Camping


June 24, 2020 - 6 participants Video delay due to technical difficulties - Patsy Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:We will switch back to ZOOM for video Conferencing
MEDICATIONS:Zimbalta
OTHER ISSUESSuicidal ideations
DEPRESSION ISSUES:Depression
WORK ISSUESWork
MOOD ISSUES:Mania with Mixed Moods
OTHER ISSUES:Hyperallergic Foods


June 17, 2020 - 9 participants by Conference call - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:St Luke's will not be reopening its room to us until Sept. 1
MEDICATIONS:Titrating off Lithium
MOOD ISSUESMood experience during the past week
DEPRESSION ISSUES:Depression
MOOD ISSUESIndividual status reports
SLEEP ISSUES:Sleep


June 10,2012 Cancelled due to technical difficulties

June 3,2012 Cancelled due to technical difficulties

May 27, 2020 - 9 participants ZOOM Video - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:BP Magazine will be held until we are together
CORONA VIRUSS:How are you spending time restricted to home?
COPING STRAGIES:Looking at the Good side of people
COPING STRATEGIES:Experience with New Things
SUGGESTIONS:Checkout Alltrails.com for hiking trails in Arizona


May 20, 2020 - 12 participants ZOOM Video - Phil Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Bruce & Kurt celebrated 19th Anniversary this week
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Judy & Bruce had an hour of Conversation. She sends her regards.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member summer job at the School for the Deaf starts soon
MEDICATIONS:Effexor
COPING STRATEGIES:Plans to make and distribute Affirmation cards
SUGGESTIONS:Checkout Alltrails.com for hiking trails in Arizona
SUGGESTIONS:Try shopping at American Discount Store at Alma School and Southern in Mesa
COPING STRATEGIES:Getting motivated when you are not motivated
COPING STRATEGIES:Past resentment


May 13, 2020 - 8 participants Conference Call - Bruce Chair
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Bruce's Medical Recovery doing well
ANNOUNCEMENTS:A member has a summer job at the School for the Deaf
MEDICATIONS:Effexor
MEDICAL ISSUES:Fear of Doctors
FAMILY ISSUES:Starting a Family
BEHAVIOR:Grief
COPING STRATEGIES:Isolation
TREATMENT:How much support are you getting from your clinic?


May 6, 2020 - 8 participants Conference Call - Bruce Chair
MEDICATIONS:Med Changes
CORONA VIRUS:Are more people having a Crisis since the Virus arrived?
CORONA VIRUS:Is it better to be sedated or high?
CORONA VIRUS:When taking meds it is hard to find stability
CORONA VIRUS:How will it work when Arizona opens more venues next week?
FAMILY ISSUES:Relationship with family Dog
FAMILY ISSUES:Neurology Evaluation
COPING STRATEGIES:Coping skills to help us try Calisthenics or walking the Dog


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 15, 2020 - 10 participants Conference Call - Bruce Chair
RELATED DIAGNOSIS:PTSD
CORONA VIRUS:How Coping skills are working
CORONA VIRUS:How COVIC 19 is impacting Healthcare
CORONA VIRUS:What is Working
CORONA VIRUS:Getting motivated to do stuff around the House
CORONA VIRUS:Exercise


April 8, 2020 - 12 participants Conference Call - Phil Chair
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 about 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[