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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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The Twentieth Annual Drew A. Sopirak Memorial Program

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Stephen Propst
“Learning to Draw the Line”

  • Date: Monday, April 20 2015
  • Time: 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Place: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE Please note new location

    New Directions Delaware is honored to host Stephen Propst for a second time for the nineteenth annual Drew A. Sopirak Memorial Program. This time for a different topic, Stephen will present an entertaining and empowering presentation on establishing healthy boundaries. Setting boundaries is fundamental for recovery, whether it is with others who may be sabotaging our wellness, or for supportive friends and family to do with us. Learning to set boundaries is essential to our emotional well-being and recovery.

    Stephen Propst is an advocate, author, consultant, and speaker for those impacted by mental illness. He currently serves as the president of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Metro Atlanta, where he publishes DBSA Metro Atlanta News and writes a recurring article, North Pole South Pole: A Cold Hard Look at the Hot Topics in Mental Health. He also writes for Bipolar Magazine where his column Mind Over Mood appears regularly. Stephen has presented at conferences and before medical students, spoken to corporate managers, civic groups, and served as personal consultant to those confronted with mental illness. He uses his personal experience with bipolar disorder and recovery to illustrate how his approach to mental illness has made a profound change in his own life. Stephen holds an MBA from Michigan State University.

    Admission is $5.00. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay.

More information about Stephen Propst

Stephen Propst is Chair of the DBSA Board of Directors, president of DBSA Metro Atlanta and is an active voice on radio/television and in print. He is a writer, a conference speaker and a consultant to families and patients who seek to successfully confront mental illness and have meaningful lives. Stephen has an MBA from Michigan State University and previously worked in the hotel/restaurant field.
His Mind Over Mood column appears regularly in bp Magazine.

For a sample of a recent column
(Click here)

Upcoming Support Meetings

  • APRIL on Mondays the 13th and 27th
  • MAY on the 11th
  • No meeting on May 25 - Memorial Day

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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