For anyone having difficulty with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, mood disorders, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and any other issues with mental health, Donna Schneider and I (Kyra Fiddler) are creating a a confidential, safe and supportive environment to meet monthly. (Perhaps bi monthly in the future.)
Both Donna and I have thought about and wished there was a group like this in Gold River for a long time. We both have life experience with many of these illnesses; Donna given her job with the BCAS, and me on a much more personal level. I’m sharing this because I have suffered mostly in silence (a few close friends know), and because I also suffer will shame and guilt, as do many with mood disorders, depression, SAD, etc. I won’t suffer in silence anymore, and hope by sharing a little of my story, it may help more people to feel comfortable enough to come to our first meeting.
The Clinic has been very receptive, but that will take time, so we would like to have a sort of introductory meeting, and share with attendees what we hope to do and what the group would be about. We are envisioning some kind of group meeting, (similar to AA, and completely confidential) where we can discuss and share resources, share our experiences, or just listen and support each other. Having someone listen and understand, or simply knowing you are supported can make all the difference in the world.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email Kyra at info [at] goldriverbuzz [dot] com or Donna at donnaschneider56 [at] me [dot] com, with your name and email address, and we will give you further information as to the date, time and place of our first meeting. This meeting has been scheduled and is a go for next week. (Please also contact either of us if you are interested in attending future meetings, but are not able to make this one due to Summer holidays, etc.)
No personal information will ever be given out to anyone if you contact either of us. Nor will we reveal to anyone if you contact with a question or inquiry. One hundred percent confidential and private.
It is our hopes that the group will have a knowledgeable facilitator through the GR Clinic as soon as we possible.
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