Welcome to New Directions! Now in our 38th Year!

Your premier support group in the Philadelphia area for people with Depression, Bipolar Disorder and their Loved Ones. Call us at 215-659-2142 (new phone no.) or email us at [email protected] 

***MEETINGS AT ABINGTON PREZ are cancelled until further notice.***

***DAYTIME MEETING. YES, WE WILL HOLD In-Person Meetings at Willow Grove Giant, the Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Second Floor. Sign will be posted.

The Giant is at 315 York Road. Helen Kirschner and Eve Maslin are your leaders. 

Eve Maslin – [email protected] will run the meetings for now. 

You must be vaccinated and we are using the Honor System for that. Meetings start on July 8.  See you then. 

SUICIDE HOTLINE – Call  1 800 273 8255

SUICIDE HOTLINE – Call  1 800 273 8255

NEW:  Click to download The Compass, Spring 2019

If you’ve read our online Compass, we’d appreciate your tax-deductible donation.

New Directions, Box 181, Hatboro, PA 19040 OR your PayPal account. THANKS!

NOTE:  We publish new work – poems or opinions – under Online Kaleidoscope. If interested, please email [email protected]

SEE SCHEDULE BELOW … Team Leaders include: Ada Moss Fleisher, Helen Kirschner, Fontaine Caldwell. Carole and Gregory Hodges run our Loved Ones’ Group.  Photo by Greg Hodges, lower right. Ruth Z Deming, MGPGP, founder/director, in her “Ask me Why I have 3 kidneys T-shirt.” Taking lithium for 16 yrs ruined her kidneys and she had a transplant. Read her Lithium post. For other famous people w/mood disorders click here.

Candid blog of Ruth Z Deming, MGPGP, click here.

2 0 2 1 Meetings and Events

. . .  J U L Y     Get your vaccine soon !!! 

YES we are meeting in person at the Willow Grove Giant. Read on. 

In the pandemic, wear a mask, stay 6 feet at least from others, wash your hands – and mail people greeting cards. They love it! 

Get to know your neighbors.

Many of us have been vaccinated, so the Outside World offers more opportunities. Check CNN News.

If you are on the medication lithium, special procedures are warranted. Click here for more info.


Due to outbreak of Covid-19, all meetings and events have been canceled until further notice, wrote Pastor Kirby Lawrence of Abington Prez.

Our Daytime meetings are now In-Person at Willow Grove Giant Supermarket, 315 York Road, Willow Grove PA. 

Stay in touch with friends and loved ones via phone or email.  It is no joke our minds get duller !

Wear a mask! AND wash hands when you re-enter your home.

Again, wash your hands, for 20 seconds.

Thanks Helen Kirschner, head of our Daytime Meeting, for events by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Contact [email protected] for Evening Meetings.


For more frequent meetings, see NAMI BUCKS COUNTY

Click here.

In the past, Our EVENING MEETINGS were the FIRST and THIRD Tuesdays of the month at Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 York Road at Susquehanna, Abington PA 19001.

Formerly, the time was 7 to 9:15 pm. We asked a donation of $5 per person or $8 for entire family.

Our DAYTIME MEETINGS are now from 10:30 am to Noon on the  SECOND and FOURTH Thursdays at Willow Grove Giant Supermarket, 315 York Road, Willow Grove PA 19090.  Enter Giant on Right of store, make quick right and take stairs or elevator to second floor. Classroom no. will be posted.

THE POWER PROGRAM for education. Contact Ms. Teyn​é Crum-Obasuyi, M.A
Montgomery County Community College
Power Program Community Liaison & Adjunct Facilitator
[email protected]


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