One in four Americans suffer from a mental health-related disorder. Sustained emotional distress and a life that is out of balance can trigger changes in brain chemistry that result in mood disorders. The good news is that with the right treatment and support, a meaningful recovery is reachable.
Southampton Hospital is now the home of The East End Mood Disorders Support Group. This Peer Group Support, led by a trained peer professional, is a key to recovering from mental health-related disorders. These weekly groups provide an empowering, confidential and
recovery-oriented setting for both individuals who suffer from depression,
anxiety and bipolar disorders, as well as for their loved ones.
The groups are led by Tory Masters, CPRP, CPS, a recovered mental health sufferer herself and a trained Peer Specialist and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Peer Group Support is based on the shared experiences among sufferers. It dispels stigma and the feeling of aloneness, while providing trust and a deep belief in the recovery process. Participants learn more about mood disorders, proper diagnoses and effective, medical, psychiatric and holistic treatment strategies. Peer support inspires and motivates participants to find a personal recovery path that works.
Southampton Hospital is pleased to support this endeavor as part of its Community Service Plan, which partners with local mental health practitioners, elected officials, school administrators and social service organizations who are concerned with the well-being of our population.
East End Mood Disorders Support Group
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
* Separate, confidential groups are available for sufferers and loved ones.
The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute
Southampton Hospital, Third Floor
240 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, New York