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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

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·Resources

·Calendar

·Contact Us

Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

(Part One of Two)


Date: Monday, February 19th, 2018

Time: 7:15 p.m. Ė 9:00 p.m.

Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington


Please join us in welcoming our president, Ian Geiser, to present Mary Ellen Copelandís Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.).

A principle program of New Directionsí past seminars, Dr. Copelandís W.R.A.P. encourages those living with mood disorders as well as other challenges to devise a resource plan. Ian will present the step-by-step directions for identifying personal resources, wellness tools, and an action plan. Optional materials will be available for purchase.


This meeting is part one of a two-part series, the second of which will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018

Mary Ellen Copeland is a Ph.D. and author of several books and workbooks on her program, and is the owner of the Copeland Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. Learn more about her at www.mentalhealthrecovery.com.

Ian Geiser has been involved with New Directions since 2002. He currently serves as the president of the board of directors and has held the office for the past eleven years. He has previously taught the W.R.A.P. program in the seminar and is well-versed in Dr. Copelandís work.


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

  • FEBRUARY on Mondays 12th and 26th
  • MARCH on Mondays 12th and 26th
  • APRIL on Mondays 9th
  • and 23RD

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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