Uplift uses the Recovery self-help cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., which provides a road map to improving mental health using Recovery tools. Each meeting is peer-led by a long-time member of the group who has walked the path of mental health and provides guidance and support to participants.
Interested in attending a meeting? Here’s what to expect:
We’ve been there, thought that. One of the main benefits of attending Uplift meetings is being among people who understand mental health challenges. IT can be a relief to talk about worries, fears and symptoms in a nonjudgmental setting with people who experienced the same feelings and sensations. We go by first names to respect privacy, and anything shared is kept confidential. Most meetings are small groups, with a friendly, casual and welcoming atmosphere.
- Welcome newcomers and each other
- Reading/teaching on Recovery tools by facilitator and experienced participants
- Participants who volunteer to do so may describe a recent experience that prompted fearful or angry reactions and includes:
- A Fact-based account of the situation
- Sharing symptoms they experienced
- Describing their response to the situation using Recovery tools
- Positive encouragement from other participants
Following the meeting, anyone who wishes can stay and share personal experiences and concerns with the support group in order to get help and support.
Remember, what is said here stays here. Anonymity is an important part of our program.
Attendance is voluntary. The only thing you have to lose is your suffering.
Members discover us on their own or are referred by doctors or friends. Again, we employ no professionals. This is strictly a self-help peer led support group.
You’re invited to join any of our meetings. See our Meeting Schedule for meeting days and times. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse at 2022 Bonnycastle Avenue, in the front room of the house. Doors open about 10 minutes ahead of time.
For more information about the program, our meetings and support groups, or how you can become involved, please contact us!
This program was my lifeline to experiencing a normal life, both professionally and personally.”