We understand that attending a support group for the first time can be intimidating, which is why we strive to create a warm and inviting environment at DBS meetings. Whether you're new to the group or struggling with social anxiety, our meetings are designed to provide comfort and reassurance.
As you enter the meeting, you will be greeted with open arms and a welcoming atmosphere. Our priority is to ensure that guests and new attendees feel at home right from the start. If you prefer to simply listen and observe, that's absolutely fine. We never pressure anyone to participate unless they are comfortable doing so.
The meeting begins with a brief introduction where we go over our guidelines. This sets the tone for an inclusive and supportive discussion. Afterward, everyone is given the opportunity to share how they are doing, talk about any updates in their lives, or discuss any topic they wish to explore within the supportive space.
One of the greatest strengths of our support groups is the chance to openly express your feelings and be surrounded by individuals who truly understand what you're going through. The peer support within the meeting can be incredibly encouraging and serves as a valuable complement to any professional treatment plan you may have in place.
So, when you attend a DBS meeting for the first time, expect to find a comforting and non-judgmental atmosphere. It's an opportunity to connect with others who share similar experiences, express yourself freely, and gain support from a community of individuals who truly understand the internal struggles you face. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and supporting you on your journey toward mental well-being.