BRIDGES Support Groups
UPDATE: Support groups are going online
United Self-Help offers three online meetings
- Anxiety and Depression support group every Monday at 6:00 PM
- United Self-Help support group every Tuesday at 1:00 PM
- Writers in Recovery on first and third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 PM
Please forward this message to anyone who wants to attend. See below for details.
You can join a meeting by computer or smartphone with the zoom app, or dial in on any phone.
Join Zoom Meeting: click this link if this is your fist time using zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9054764569?pwd=TkpxNmREcVZxcXdVaVlrQzROajVJQT09
If you already have the zoom app on your comuter or smartphone:
- Click or tap Join a Meeting
- Meeting ID: 905 476 4569
- Password: 808
- Click Join With Video
By phone: Dial by your location
- +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
- +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
- +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 905 476 4569 Password: 808
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,9054764569#,,1#,808# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,9054764569#,,1#,808# US (Tacoma)
If you need help connecting with the meeting, please call David at 808-779-0584
NEW Anxiety and Depression support group.
BRIDGES stands for Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support. The BRIDGES program was founded by the Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association. The BRIDGES program includes education classes and support groups. BRIDGES support groups are facilitated by trained class members from the BRIDGES Education Course. They are based on the
Principles of Support
- I believe there are sources of inner strength that will sustain me in times of crisis.
- I believe there are people who will care for and support me in my progress toward recovery.
- I accept that I have been diagnosed with a mental illness. For this, I will not blame myself.
- I will forgive myself and others for mistakes of the past. Through this struggle to forgive, I will move forward in my recovery.
- I understand and acknowledge that this mental illness has an impact on every aspect of my life.
- I will recognize and let go of those things I cannot control.
- I accept responsibility for my own recovery: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
- I choose to live in the present rather than dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future.
- I will set myself up to succeed by building on reasonable expectations for myself and others.
- I choose to rediscover and rebuild myself, to be proud of who I am and to grow in my relationships with others.
United Self-Help partners with the National Institute of Mental Health to inform the public about mental health disorders, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, and increase the public’s awareness of the importance of basic and clinical research in advancing knowledge of the brain and behavior.