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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)

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

·About Us

·Support

·Education

·Resources

·Calendar

·Contact Us

Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

The Catherine Adams Memorial Program


Self-Compassion


Date: Monday, December 18th, 2017

Time: 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington


Each year New Directions uses this occasion to remember and honor Catherine Adams, one of the most spiritual members of New Directions until her death in 2004.

We feel compassion for others when they are suffering, but often have difficulty feeling it for ourselves or know how to relieve our own pain.

Learn to develop skills to recognize your own suffering with compassion during our annual Catherine Adams Memorial Program.

James M. Walsh, PhD., LPCMH will present about self-compassion as a way for us to look inward to recognize our suffering and identify skills that are healthy and life-sustaining. Dr. Walsh is a Pastoral Counselor, faculty member of Wilmington University, and friend of Catherine Adams.

Immediately following the presentation, New Directions will celebrate its 25th annual holiday party. Participants are invited to bring a donation of cookies or other holiday “goodie’.


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

  • DECEMBER on Monday 11th (NO MEETING ON DECEMBER 25th)
  • JANUARY on Mondays 8th
  • and 22ND
  • FEBRUARY on Mondays 12th and 26th

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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