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Group Meeting  Guidelines 

By attending our online support group, you agree to comply with the following guidelines.

  • We invite all who cope with mood disorders, and their family and friends, to support each other through sharing and caring.

  • We share our feelings, experiences, and coping strategies by sharing only our personal experiences, Using   "I " language. Such as stating,  "when I was in a similar situation"...

  • We treat all with compassion and dignity.

  • We do not confront, judge, or discriminate.

  • We are careful not to impose our views on others.

  • We maintain confidentiality. What we say here stays here. Please be careful when attending an online group to ensure that no one is privy to what you or others in the group are saying. If you are not in a private room, please use headphones.

  • We avoid the following topics as they may unintentionally harm some participants: politics, graphic sexual themes, suicidal methods, and details of traumatic events.

  •  We do not cross-talk. This means we always address the general group when sharing using  I language and do not address each other individually while the group is in progress. 

  • We share the air. No one person should monopolize group time.

  • While many may find comfort in the embrace of religion and spirituality, we do not impose our views on others.

  • By joining any online group you agree to hold Bipolar and Depression Support, Tucson Group harmless for any potential breach of confidentiality and/or discomfort within the meeting. We expect  but cannot guarantee complete confidentiality due to the semi-public nature of online groups.  

  • Our groups are peer-led and thus are not therapy groups. Group leaders are not therapists and are volunteers from within our group. 

  •  These guidelines apply to Bipolar and Depression Support, Tucson Group 

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