Glad to hear that your first meeting went well. I went to a support group a few years ago through the one of the hospitals and it saved my life! It truly made all the difference! This forum is excellent for support and the real "in person" groups are just as great! It drastically changed the way I dealt with my illness. Before the group I just let my illness take control. With the group I learned the coping skills and how to use them in my life. I know how to use the supports I have in place, I know the importance of structure in my life, taking my meds at all times, having a crisis plan, pushing myself to survive moment to moment, to fight even when I feel I can't. I applaud you for getting involved with this. It will help you tremendously. Keep us updated....so others can see what a benefit it is!
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 6 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day & Lamictal 400 mg/day.