1-800-826-3632 www.dbsalliance.org The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions. The organization has several resources available including local chapters who provide support groups, information for consumers, wellness tools and more.
Hazel ends up going to Support Group because her mother believes she is depressed. She also compares depression to cancer, like this does, except she instead states that they are both side effects of dying. "Depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying." (1.3)
This handout could be useful for working with families/friends of the individual you are working with. So often people want to be supportive, but are not quite sure how. Support Looks Like... handout from rectherapyideas.blogspot.com