Support Groups for Depression

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   Posted 6/12/2005 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
A friend recently was asking me if there was any support groups for depression that got together on a weekly basis just to support one another. 
There are times that I want to be more social but I hate having to put on the "happy face" mask to go to a party when inside I feel like either a lot of sadness or my mind is racing a mile a minute.  I just think that it might be nice to go to a support group once in awhile where you can be"real" and people would understand.
My friend's boyfriend is an alcoholic and he always talks about how AA has helped him tremendously.  Most of the friends that he does things with are from that group.  I was just wondering if there were groups like that.  Has anyone gone to them?  Did you have a good or bad experience etc. etc.???? Any comments or suggestions would be super helpful.
Right now I go to therapy 2 X a week he has his own private practice and its very expensive.  However he has seen me through so much and has always been a huge support. I thought if there were other ways to seek out help maybe I could go just once a week

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/8/2005 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Try the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).  Their website is and they have patient-run support groups all over the country.  The groups are excellent - you will be able to speak freely and those in attendance will understand what you are going through. 
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