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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.

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Compass Newsletter

Crisis Hotline

Healing Connections:

How and Why Pet Therapy Works


Date: Monday, June 18th, 2018

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

Place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington


Thankfully, we have many different options for the management of mood disorders. New Directions is excited to offer an educational meeting that profiles a unique therapeutic strategy.

On Monday evening, June 18th, New Directions welcomes back Lynne D. Robinson, MEd. As Executive Director of PAWS for People, Ms. Robinson's talk will provide an overview of pet therapy as well as the PAWS for People program. .

Assisted by Tory, one of her pet therapy dogs, Ms. Robinson will demonstrate pet therapy visits and how the magical connection between humans and dogs can offer comfort, joy, and healing.


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

  • JUNE on Monday 11 and 25
  • JULY on Mondays 9 and 23
  • AUGUST on Mondays 13 and 27

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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