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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. All meetings are open to the public. However, support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older who have depression or bipolar disorder, and their adult family and friends.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)

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Our Next Educational Meeting


Better Communication For Better Relationships
Part II


Date: Monday, November 20th, 2017

Time: 7:15 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington


Those of us with mood disorders often find that we struggle with efficient and clear communication when our symptoms are elevated.

Please join us as we welcome back Mattie L. Costill, LPCMH to expand on her first presentation in May of 2017.

Ms. Costill will briefly review her prior presentation on communication styles and how mental health symptoms affect our communication. Ms. Costill will review more in depth information about how mood disorders and family of origin affect our communication and tools for more effective communication. Video clips of examples will also be included.

Mattie L. Costill is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and a graduate of Wilmington University. She currently practices with Delaware Psychological Services and Associates in Wilmington, Delaware.


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 18 years of age and older who have depression or bipolar disorder, and their adult family and friends. The New Directions Charter and tax status legally restricts us to adult participants. All meetings are free; to defray expenses, donations are requested but not required.


Upcoming Support Meetings

  • NOVEMBER on Mondays 13th and 267th
  • DECEMBER on Monday 11th (NO MEETING ON DECEMBER 25th)
  • JANUARY on Mondays 8th
  • and 22ND

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.




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