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N.T.R.T Support Group Meeting 2nd Saturday of every month 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in Richardson on Jul 14, 2012 4:30 PM
N.T.R.T Support Group Meeting 2nd Saturday of every month 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jul 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM monthly on the 2nd Saturday until June 12, 2013
First United Methodist Church- Get Directions
515 Custer Road
There is no cost to attend. If we go out to eat before or after meeting you will be expected to pay for your own food.
What is N.T.R.T? "Welcome to North Texas Recreation Therapy (NTRT) Meetup. We are a fun group of people (ages 20 and up) that have been diagnosed with Mental Illness and/or Asperger's Syndrome. While we do get together mainly for social events we also are a support group for one another living life with MI and/or AS. We also have several members who are interested in American Sign Language (ASL)." When We Meet: Support group meets the 2nd Saturday of every month Date: First meeting is on June 12, 2010 Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Location: First United Methodist Church Women's Center (First Center) 515 Custer Road Richardson, TX 75080 The meeting is held in the Women's Center/First Center. Women's Center/First Center is the building/little house directly across Custer Road from the main campus. Directions: http://www.fumcr.com/pages/AboutUs_CampusMap_Location http://www.fumcr.com/pages/AboutUs_CampusMap (Even though the meeting is held in a church this meeting is not affiliated with any religion and is not religious in nature. We also will not be discussing religion or politics during our support group meetings as those topics tend to cause unwanted controversy.) The support group will focus on the mental health recovery aspect of mental health illnesses (Major Depression, Bipolar, BPD, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc) and Asperger's in the following way: 1. Making connections - Meeting others with depression or another mental health condition may make you feel less alone or isolated. A safe and welcoming environment, filled with compassion and understanding, can also reduce any stigma you may feel over having depression or another mental disorder. 2. Improving your coping skills - Support groups offer the chance to draw on collective experiences. Others who have "been there" may have tips or advice about coping with your condition that hasn't occurred to you. Brainstorming with others may inspire even more ideas. For instance, swapping information about antidepressants can help you see how others handle side effects. 3. Getting motivated - Support groups can encourage you to seek professional treatment if you haven't already. They may also encourage you to take a more active role in your treatment or stick to your treatment plan. And they may help you tap into community resources, such as housing or transportation assistance. 4. Finding hope - Sharing experiences and making connections can make you feel better about life in general. Seeing others make strides against depression or another mental illness may give you hope about your own future. The format will be casual, informative, and supportive. Please keep in mind that this group is not meant to take the place of seeking professional help for your therapy or medication needs as we are not doctors of any sort. You are more than welcome to bring a snack and something to drink. When you get a chance please join the group at http://www.meetup.com/North-Texas-Recreation-Therapy/ and then R.S.V.P for this support group meeting at http://www.meetup.com/North-Texas-Recreation-Therapy/calendar/13584659/ There are no fees for being a member of this group or attending the support group meetings. "All of the issues discussed in this support group are private and personal. We wish to maintain confidentiality and anonymity. Support group members are reminded that “what is said in the group stays in the group." Thank you and I hope to see you soon. Teena Support Group Facilitator http://www.meetup.com/North-Texas-Recreation-Therapy/ Serious replies only!!!!!!!
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