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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)

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Our Next Educational Meeting


Staying Ahead of Seasonal Affective Disorder:
An Overview of Coping Skills and Mindfulness

  • Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
  • Time: 7:15 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    2313 Concord Pike (Rt. 202)
    Wilmington, Delaware.

    Individuals with mood disorders often find a seasonal pattern accompanies their mood fluctuations. Learn coping strategies, including an overview of mindfulness techniques, to employ as we head into winter and the holiday season.

    New Directions is pleased to welcome Lisa Burroughs, Psy.D., and Jenna Tedesco, Psy.D., as they present, “Staying Ahead of Seasonal Affective Disorder: An Overview of Coping Skills and Mindfulness.”

    Drs. Burroughs and Tedesco will discuss how to recognize and manage seasonal stress, identifying triggers and warning signs of depression and anxiety, as well as developing a plan for recurring depression and anxiety.

    Additionally, Dr. Tedesco will discuss how mindfulness can help cope with these seasonal changes that can accompany mood disorders.

    Dr. Burroughs is a psychologist with Alliance Counseling in Newark, Delaware, and Dr. Tedesco is a Health Promotion Disease Prevention psychologist at the VA Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

Upcoming Support Meetings


  • NOVEMBER on Mondays 10 and 24
  • DECEMBER on Monday the 8th (no meeting on 12/22)

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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