Here are some questions that many of our new subscribers have. If you don't find answers to your questions here, please feel free to contact us.
Why re:MIND Support Groups? re:MIND support groups are facilitated by trained, dedicated and passionate facilitators. We are the only community provider of peer support groups that are professionally supervised, monitored and managed by a staff of Licensed Mental Health Professionals.
What do you talk about during groups? We talk about symptoms of depression and bipolar disorders and how these mental disorders affect people in their personal lives, job and overall functioning. We provide a safe place to share ideas for coping, support, management and self-advocacy.
Who can attend the groups? Adults, 18 and older, who have the symptoms of or are diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder. Family members, and friends (18 and older) are also invited to attend the support groups as they will learn more about each disorder, find the strength to empower their loved ones to live a healthier life, and receive support for themselves. We require a certain level of wellness for an individual to attend. re:MIND does not provide crisis services. If you are in crisis, feel actively suicidal, or feel like hurting others, then Please call 9-1-1, go to a local emergency room, or call the Harris Center at 713-970-7000.
Do you have any groups for youth? Yes, we have an adolescent group open for young people ages 13-17 living with depression or bipolar disorder. Call 713.600.1131 for more information. Must be approved to attend the group.
What can I expect from a group? Do your participants really benefit? You can expect compassionate support and absolute confidentiality from your peers. Our participants have found the support groups offered by re:MIND to be of meaningful value in both their personal and professional lives. View our satisfaction survey results to see actual feedback from our participants. The longer a person attends group then the more skills they learn and the higher their satisfaction becomes in all areas.
What kind of therapy is used in your groups? We do not provide therapy in our groups, but we provide hope, support, and understanding. Our support groups are peer “process” groups where participants are given an opportunity to share their experiences related to living with depression or bipolar disorder or supporting someone who does. Other participants will in turn provide feedback in the form of support, education, empowerment and empathy. The support groups also encourage individuals to continue receiving outside therapy and/or treatment.