Welcome to New Directions! Now in our 35th Year!

Your premier support group in the Philadelphia area for people with Depression, Bipolar Disorder and their Loved Ones. Call us at 215-659-2366 or email us at [email protected] 

***WHERE helping others is the best way to help yourself!!!***

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.

2019 Meetings and Events


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Tuesday, DECEMBER 3, SPEAKER MEETING at Abington Prez Church, from 7 to 9:15 pm.  View speaker at bottom of page. 

Thursday, DECEMBER 12, DAYTIME MEETING at the Giant from 10 am to noon. View below for address. 

Tues, EVENING MEETING, Abington Prez Church, DECEMBER 17, from 7 pm until 9:15 pm

Thursday, DECEMBER 26, Daytime Meeting at the Giant. 

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

Time is 7 to 9:15 pm. We ask a donation of $5 per person or $8 for entire family.

Our DAYTIME MEETINGS are the SECOND and FOURTH Thursdays at Willow Grove Giant Supermarket, 315 York Road, Willow Grove PA 19090. Time is 10 am until Noon. Enter Giant on right of store, make quick right and take stairs or elevator to second floor. Classroom number will be posted.

Speaker for Tuesday, Dec. 5 was recommended by our Renu Sagreiya. Her friend Mudit Verma BS, PharmD will talk about

“Nurturing My Mental Health: An Evolving Perspective.”

Mudit Verma BS, PharmD

Born and raised in Maryland
Only child
Parents immigrated from India
Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Minor in Leadership Studies (2014)
Doctor of Pharmacy (2018)
University of Maryland

Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety

How he dealt with his diagnosis

Posting info is under REMEMBER.


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