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Are there any consumer support groups for BPD in Pittsburgh?

By Anonymous December 10, 2010 - 8:49am
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I'm looking for a friend and she really needs support.

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Hi Anon
Thanks for your post!

I'm not sure what you mean by "consumer" support groups but there are plenty of support groups out there for BiPolar Disorder.

Your friend can start here: http://www.bipolarsupport.org/ and her doctor will be one of her better resources.

Here is a list of support groups in PA. I included all of them as I'm sure some are not too far from Pittsburgh and may be of help to her:
State Organization
DBSA Pennsylvania
Contact 1: David Wooledge
Phone: (814) 217-1920
Email: dbsapa@mental-health-advocate.us

DBSA Lehigh Valley
Contact 1: Catherine Provost
Phone: (484) 554-4874
Contact 2: Kim Snyder
Additional Phone: (610) 437-6375
Email: dbsalv@hotmail.com
Website: www.dbsa-lv.org

Camp Hill
DBSA Harrisburg
Contact 1: Susan
Phone: (717) 557-4477
Contact 2: Geoffrey
Additional Phone: (973) 224-4786
Email: dbsaharrisburg@yahoo.com
Website: www.DBSAlliance.org/harrisburg

East Stroudsburg
DBSA Pocono Mountain
Contact 1: Lisa Butz, RN
Phone: (570) 476-3422
Contact 2: Cindy Slye
Additional Phone: (570) 350-3443
Email: cindyslye@yahoo.com

Contact 1: David Wooledge
Phone: (814) 452-4462 x117 or dwooledge@mhanp.org
Contact 2: Mark Nowotny
Additional Phone: (814) 452-4461 x138
Fax: (814) 456-6593
Email: dbsapa@mental-health-advocate.us
Website: www.mhanp.org

DBSA Westmoreland
Contact 1: Julie Kostenbader
Phone: (724) 832-5709 or (724) 858-7533
Contact 2: Rick Yaksic
Additional Phone: (724) 689-1008 Ext: 2 or ryaksicps@yahoo.com
Email: kostenbader@integrity.com

DBSA Harrisburg
Contact 1: Geoffrey
Phone: (973) 224-4786
Contact 2: Susan
Additional Phone: (717) 557-4477
Email: dbsaharrisburg@yahoo.com
Website: www.DBSAlliance.org/harrisburg

Oil City
DBSA Venango County
Contact 1: Tammy Aylesworth or Sherry Billman
Phone: 814-676-5614
Email: rccoc@csonline.net

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

DBSA Northeast Philadelphia (Greater Northeast)
Contact 1: Robert Wagner
Phone: (267) 350-4842
Email: rwagner1440@hotmail.com

DBSA Northeast Philadelphia (Lower Northeast)
Contact 1: Sadie Bullock
Phone: (267) 973-1388
Email: sadiebullock@rocketmail.com

DBSA Pittsburgh
Contact 1: David E. Roos
Phone: (412) 321-6325
Contact 2: Joan Buttenfield, RN, BSN
Additional Phone: (412) 246-5588 or buttenfieldja@upmc.edu
Fax: (412) 246-5520
Email: roos31@comcast.net

DBSA Scranton
Contact 1: Bill Buck
Phone: (570) 207-0157
Contact 2: Kathy Wallace
Additional Phone: (570) 207-9199 or kw@theadvocacyalliance.org
Email: bb@theadvocacyalliance.org

DBSA Delaware County
Contact 1: Joseph Bunting
Phone: (877) 687-9552
Fax: (877) 687-9552
Email: dmda562@msn.com

West Chester
DBSA West Chester
Contact 1: Anita Weeks
Phone: (610) 420-7330
Email: anitaweeks@hotmail.com

I hope this helps and thank you for being a good friend!

December 10, 2010 - 1:08pm
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