If you struggle with a mood disorder or are a care giver to someone with a mood disorder, we invite you to come and discover that you are not alone. If your loved one is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression or schizophrenia and you do not know what to do about unusual or difficult behavior - come and discover how other care givers whose loved ones are affected by these disorders have learned to maintain a godly, caring, and loving relationship.
What We Can Do:
We can love you by listening to you and supporting you
We can share God’s biblical truth
We can pray for you and encourage you
We can commit to protecting your personal and health related information
What We Do Not Do:
We are not psychiatrists, so we cannot prescribe medications
We are not counselors or therapists, so we cannot give you professional advice
We cannot help anyone against their will as this is an invasion of privacy
“I have suffered with bipolar disorder for 30 years, and have only been stable for 5 years. I began looking for a support group with a biblical perspective, but could not find one. I turned to my church which then formed the Mood Disorder Share and Prayer Support Group. Let us who have “been there” (struggling and suffering) be there for you!”
- Kathy Saul
“I have suffered from schizophrenia since 2012. God is helping me. I wanted to find a group outlet to share the changes God is making in my mood and in my behavior. As I have been trying to find a cure for my illness, I am glad I found the Mood Disorders Share and Prayer Support Group at Grace. I have found others that have had similar experiences and are willing to share them openly and to comfort others through their faith in God and His Word.”
- Olu Menakaya
“I have suffered with bipolar disorder for 12 years. When I was diagnosed, I had no idea what it was about, and quickly discovered that it was very debilitating. Aside from my psychiatrist and my therapist, I did not want anyone to know. Then I realized that I was affecting my husband, my children, my mom, my brothers and my sister. Then my son was also diagnosed bipolar. We began to talk and share, which helped us both. Now I believe that I can be a blessing to others as well, if only I am willing to share.”
- Kimberly Oliva
Is Having a Mood Disorder a Sin?
No. Suffering with a mood disorder is not a sin and no one should feel guilty or judged. Those suffering should feel comfortable seeking help and opening up about their struggle.
Am I Alone?
Even though you may feel alone as you struggle with you or your loved one's mood disorder, you are not alone. Our support group has many members who can relate with your situation and struggles.
Can I Come Without a Clinical Diagnosis?
Yes. This support group can also help those who do not have a clinical diagnosis of depression, bipolar, or schizophrenia. If you are experiencing bouts of anger, anxiety, or depression we can help.
May I Invite Others to Attend?
Yes. If you know of someone who suffers from any of these conditions or someone who is affected by those who have these conditions, please invite them to try out the group.