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Pennsylvania

MARYLAND (BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON): Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) is a community organization that serves individuals and family members affected by a depressive illness, including bipolar. DRADA has a list of more than 75 DRADA support groups, mostly in the Baltimore-Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia or Pennsylvania areas. Phone: (703) 610-9000 or 888-288-1104. email: info@drado.org

Pittsburgh Bipolar Disorder Meetup Group (MEETUP.COM) http://bipolar.meetup.com) ("Often times it helps to be connected to people who understand a bit of what you are going through. This is a great place to meet local people suffering from bipolar disorder/manic depression for discussion, information, and support.") Leader: Lily – Join on-line and meet in person monthly.

CITY GROUP NAME ADDRESS ZIP CONTACT INFORMATION
Allentown MDA Lehigh Valley 2552 W. South St. 18104 Fred Stevenson, 610/432-8011
E-mail: jstev@juno.com
Bala Cynwyd/
Philadelphia
DBSA Delaware Valley PO Box 911 19004 Ronald Berman, 215/581-5438 vm
or 610/604-0727
Beaver DBSA Beaver County 219 Third Street 15009 Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, MD, 724/775-9152
E-mail: svs2w@hotmail.com
Easton DBSA Lehigh Valley PO Box 3307 18043 Fred W. Stevenson, 610/432-8011 or
Regina G. Weppel, 610/402-7405
Fax: 610/432-8011
E-mail: dmdalv@juno.org
Erie DBSA Erie 1101 Peach Street 16501 Ruth Deming, 215/659-2366
Nick Breslin, 215/886-8628
Sharon Piercy, 215/793-4496
Fax: 215/456-6170
E-mail: piercys@aehn.einstein.edu
Morrisville DBSA Reach Out 229 Plaza Blvd. 19067 Kathy Sharp, 215/428-0404 or
Mark Morgan 215/337-9311
Fax: 215/428-0404
Philadelphia DBSA HUP Chapter 9639 James St. 19114 Denis Hazam, 215/552-8737 vm
Philadelphia DBSA Friends for Friends 4641 Roosevelt Blvd. 19124 Michael Solomon, 215/831-7809
Friends Hospital, 215/831-4600
Pittsburgh DBSA Allegheny County 1945 5th Avenue 15219 Brenda E. Lee or Delores
Burgess 412/391-3820
Pittsburgh Depressive & Manic-
Depressive Program/WPIC
3811 O'Hara Street 15213 Sandra O'Donnell, 412/624-2211
Fax: 412/642-5734
Pottstown DBSA Bipolar/Pottstown
Pottstown Memorial Med. Center
1600 E. High Street 19464 Bill Batchelder, 610/327-7636
Lucio Tornetta, 610/327-7637
Fax: 610/327-7641
Stroudsburg DBSA Pocono Mountain 564 Main St.,
2nd Floor
18360 Lisa Butz/Donna Cardwell
570/422-6546
Fax: 570/424-6487
Yardley DBSA Scranton 1502 Yardley Rd. 19067 Steve Hasher, 215/428-0404


DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

Abington (suburban Philadelphia)
DBSA New Directions
Contact 1: Ruth Deming
Phone: (215) 659-2366
Contact 2: Nick Breslin
Additional Phone: (215) 886-8628
Email: compass123@comcast.net
Website: www.newdirectionssupport.org

Allentown
DBSA Lehigh Valley
Contact 1: Sharon I. Wright
Phone: (610) 443-0463
Contact 2: Sammi Smith
Additional Phone: (610) 997-8862
Fax: (610) 820-3835 Attn: Dr. Palmer
Website: www.dbsa-lv.org

Allentown
DBSA Lehigh Valley (adolescent group)
Contact 1: Sharon I. Wright
Phone: (610) 443-0463
Contact 2: Terry Deutsch
Additional Phone: (610) 437-2741
Fax: (610) 820-3835 Attn: Dr. Palmer
Website: www.dbsa-lv.org

East Stroudsburg
DBSA Pocono Mountain
Contact 1: Lisa Butz
Phone: (570) 420-8070
Contact 2: Cindy L. Slye
Additional Phone: (570) 426-1509 or weekends (570) 350-3443
Email: cindyslye@yahoo.com

Harrisburg
DBSA Harrisburg Area
Contact 1: Dennis MacAdam
Phone: (717) 433-6078
Contact 2: Tom Estler
Additional Phone: (717) 657-5419
Email: lampels@aol.com

Mechanicsburg
DBSA Harrisburg Area
Contact 1: Dennis MacAdam
Phone: (717) 433-6078
Contact 2: Tom Estler
Additional Phone: (717) 657-5419
Email: lampels@aol.com

Philadelphia
DBSA HUP
Contact 1: Denis Hazam
Phone: (215) 552-8737
Email: denis@hazam.org

Philadelphia
DBSA Friends For Friends
Contact 1: Robert Wagner
Phone: (215) 831-7809
Contact 2: Jaime Yates
Additional Phone: (215) 831-7809
Email: rwagner1440@hotmail.com

Philadelphia /Bala Cynwyd
DBSA Delaware Valley
Contact 1: Ronald Berman
Phone: (610) 604-0727

Philadelphia /Bala Cynwyd
DBSA Delaware Valley (for Friends and Family)
Contact 1: Ellery & Barbara Pierson
Phone: (610) 935-4422
Email: bepierson@verizon.net

Pittsburgh
DBSA Pittsburgh
Contact 1: David E. Roos
Phone: (412) 321-6325
Contact 2: Joan Buttenfield
Additional Phone: (412) 246-5588
Fax: (412) 246-5520
Email: buttenfieldja@upmc.edu
Website: www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/dmdpp/bigdnews.htm

Pottstown
DBSA Pottstown MMC
Contact 1: Charlene deProphetis
Phone: (610) 327-7633
Contact 2: Tami Rhoades
Additional Phone: (610) 327-7640
Fax: (610) 327-7641

Springfield
DBSA Delaware County
Contact 1: Joe Bunting
Phone: (877) 687-9552
Contact 2: Michael DeHaven
Additional Phone: (610) 203-0998
Fax: (877) 687-9552
Email: DMDA562@msn.com

West Chester
DBSA West Chester
Contact 1: John Jameson
Phone: (610) 429-1702
Contact 2: Nick Desantis
Additional Phone: (610) 429-1702
Fax: (610) 429-1703
Email: hh.inc@verizon.net

Williamsport
DBSA Williamsport
Contact 1: Danielle Wetzel
Phone: (570) 326-0463
Email: daniellewetzel436@msn.com

Willow Grove
DBSA New Directions
Contact 1: Ruth Deming
Phone: (215) 659-2366
Contact 2: Nick Breslin
Additional Phone: (215) 886-8628
Email: compass123@comcast.net
Website: www.newdirectionssupport.org

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: http://www.bpkids.org that provides information to support families with children with bipolar. Fact sheets, newsletters, chat rooms, physician locators, and a support group directory for each state are also provided on this site.


Meetup.com helps people find others who share their interest or cause (like bipolar disorder), get involved on-line and locally, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. You may view a list of cities and states where meetings occur on their website (at http://www.meetup.com/locale).


If you have questions regarding bipolar disorder or are having trouble finding a support group in your area, you can contact the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for publications or other help at the NIMH Information Center at 1-866-615-6464 or at nimhinfo@nih.gov.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all.phpects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA has more than 340 affiliates nationwide. To find help and/or a support group in your community, contact NMHA by internet at: http://www.nmha.org/affiliates/ or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

UNITED WAY (Information and Referral): Dial 211 for information about support groups and services in Pennsylvania.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Your State NAMI
State: Pennsylvania
State Affiliate: NAMI Pennsylvania
Address: 2149 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1005
Primary Phone: (717)238-1514
Alternate Phone: (800)223-0500
Fax: (717)238-4390
Email Address: nami-pa@nami.org
Website: namipa.nami.org
Executive Director: James Jordan

IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS, PLEASE CALL: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Or: 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


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