Boulder DBSA is pleased to announce that we are hosting in-person meetings on the second and fourth Sundays of every month at Unity of Boulder Church, where we previously held our Sunday in-person meetings prior to the Covid 19 pandemic. See below for further details. We will continue to host our other Sunday and all Thursday meetings virtually in Zoom.
Boulder: Sundays, 6-7:30PM / Broomfield: Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Day & Time: Sundays, 6:00-7:30 PM
Details: Peers living with mood disorders are welcome to every meeting. Friends and family are welcome to join us for the first Sunday meeting of the month. Meetings are for adults 18 and over.
Second and fourth Sundays of every month: in-person meetings
Unity of Boulder Church
2855 Folsom St., Boulder.
Entry is now at the West side door rather than the front door. Signs will be posted to guide you to the meeting room.
Our other Sunday meetings are being held online with Zoom.
Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Details: Peers living with mood disorders are welcome to every meeting. Friends and family are welcome to join us for the first Thursday meeting of the month. Meetings are for adults 18 and over.
There will be brightly colored signs posted on the church door and along the path to the meeting room. Please make a name tag when you arrive to help us remember each other's name.
Meetings are facilitated by peer volunteers that have been trained, but are not professionals. Their role is primarily to make sure meeting guidelines are followed and time is equally allocated. These meetings are not a replacement for therapy or other treatments. We are not affiliated with any religious organization and are free of charge although donations are gratefully accepted. We welcome cultural, linguistic, social, racial, gender, and all other identities and we promote their inclusion. This is a casual, low key, time of conversation on topics you bring to the meeting. We recognize life can be hectic and coming for the first time can take great courage so it is okay to arrive late, just listen, and leave early. For the Broomfield meeting note you will need to ring the doorbell after 6:40pm.
A typical meeting starts with us sitting in small circle of chairs. We start by reading a welcome message, meeting description, and guidelines we follow. The guidelines can be summarized as being respectful and not telling others what to do. Then people "check in" if they want, with their first name, diagnosis and date, how they are doing on a scale of 1-10, and if there is a topic they want to discuss. A topic can be a question, a need to vent, or anything else. To protect participant privacy, and honor the basic guideline "what is said here stays here", meeting facilitators will only write down suggested topics with no identifiers. Participants are asked to seek permission before writing anything down, and limit that to resources and referrals. While we at times discuss suicidal ideation, we are not equipped for immediate crisis and disallow describing specifics. Then we jump into conversation on those topics identified and new ones that come up. At the end we make sure everyone feels okay to go home.