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New Directions Delaware, Inc.
An Affiliated Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

New Directions Delaware, Inc. is a support group for people with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. We are located in Wilmington, Delaware, and our members come from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

We offer support meetings twice a month (on the second and fourth Monday) and educational meetings once a month (on the third Monday), as well as a major speaker once a year. Unless otherwise noted, our meeting are held at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Fairfax, Wilmington, Delaware. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 p.m., so arrive a few minutes early (Click here for a map)

For more information, click on the links below, or e-mail us.

·About Us

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·Resources

·Calendar

·Contact Us

Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

Our Next Educational Meeting


Treatment for Mood Disorders:
What Your Doctor Needs to Know

  • Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
  • Time: 7:15 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
    Wilmington, Delaware.

    On Monday evening, October 20, 2014, New Directions is pleased to welcome back Ranga Ram, M.D., D.F.A.P.A. Dr. Ram will discuss what physicians are looking for when speaking with their patients about symptoms, mood, and behaviors. He will review what is helpful for a patient to report to their doctor and whether having a loved one’s input is useful, so that patients may receive the most accurate diagnosis and treatment. Also, Dr. Ram will discuss the common symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder.

    Dr. Ranga Ram is the Medical Director and CEO of Focus Behavioral Health in Wilmington, DE. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Upcoming Support Meetings


  • OCTOBER on Mondays 13 and 27
  • NOVEMBER on Mondays 10 and 24

at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
Wilmington, Delaware.

Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM and end promptly at 9:00 PM. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so we may start on time.


Unless otherwise noted, support meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month and educational meetings are held on the third Monday. All meetings are open to the public. However, support meetings are only open to persons with depression or bipolar disorder, and their family and friends. All meetings are free; to defray expenses, donations are requested but not required.



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