About New Directions Delaware, Inc.
What will I get from the group?
New Directions offers many options for support and education.
You can expect a variety of benefits from the group. By coming to meetings, you will acquire an enhanced knowledge of your illness and the medications available to treat it. This greatly diminishes the initial fear and intimidation we and our families feel towards the illness.
In addition, psychiatrists, therapists, researchers and other specialists speak to the group once a month to keep members and the public informed of the state-of-the-art developments in the field.
Many people develop a newfound sense of self-esteem and self-confidence. This enhanced personal strength has enabled people to return to work and resume productive lives.
Family members learn they are not the only ones with a loved one who often needs special attention. A variety of coping techniques are shared from one family to another.
Solid friendships grow between people who have genuine empathy for one another. Through telephone networking, the group provides comfort and reassurance for people in need.
And finally, the group fosters a far-reaching sense of hope and optimism. By seeing others successfully cope with difficult situations, we become confident of our ability to do the same.