The Midcoast Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is a peer-run support group that holds weekly meetings. The meetings are open to all: people with a diagnosed mood disorder, people who think they might have one, people with family or friends with a mood disorder, and people who want to learn more about depression and bipolar disorder for any reason.

Depression and Bipolar Support Meetings are held in Rockland on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, and in Waldoboro on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Word of Life Church, 41 Old Route 1.

Support group participants offer one another shared, lived experience, understanding, and a willingness to listen. They talk freely about all aspects of mood disorders (including difficult and challenging topics) because they believe in educating themselves and maintaining wellness.

The support group meetings include men and women ranging from age 25 to 85. Family members and friends regularly attend. New participants are always welcomed, many of whom come back week after week (and year after year). For more information call 691-3599.