Welcome to our online support group! Our group is led by and created for peers (individuals living with mood disorders), their families, and friends. Our mission is to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who live with mood disorders. My name is _ _- and I am co-facilitating with ____________.We are not here as licensed professionals. DBSA believes that each person follows their own path to wellness; we each choose to make that journey in the company of other supportive Participants. Our role is to keep our discussion going and to help maintain a supportive and productive environment. To do that, we may occasionally ask a question or make a comment to help the flow of the conversation and move the discussion along. Our meetings are designed to allow everyone to participate as they are comfortable. We will begin the meeting with a brief check-in introducing ourselves, disclosing your diagnosis if you have one, and how you feel on a mood scale of 1-10, with ten feeling great and an icebreaker. After the check-in, we will have an open discussion about living with mood disorders by sharing our experiences and strategies to improve our lives. Hopefully, you read the Support Group Guidelines when joining the meeting, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share. If you are new, we want to welcome you and thank you for joining us and for the support your attendance provides. We encourage you to attend 3-4 meetings to get to know people in the group.