Psychological Counselor To Speak, Workshops Lined Up

On Wed., Aug. 31, at 7:45 p.m., at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, the Depression And Bipolar Support Alliance
(DBSA) plans to feature at its monthly meeting Suruchi Saini who will talk on “A story of resilience.”

In this talk, Suruchi is going to share few experiences from her life journey. She is also going to share tips to manage anxiety, mood swings and depression taken from psychology, neurosciences & Yoga philosophy.   Suruchi was previously a lead clinician at Rutgers-UBH and is trained in psychological counseling and therapy for individuals, families and groups. She is also a certified trauma specialist.   

On Wed., Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Howard Rudominer, plans to discuss two of the hottest mini-topics today both on the cutting edge of psychiatry and medicine, namely Inflammation and oxidative stress as well as intestinal bacterial flora and psychiatric disorders.“

On Wed., Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Lily Arora, plans to conduct the sixth “real life” diagnostic interview on one of its predesignated members using it as an educational tool for the audience. She won’t know the person beforehand and it will be unrehearsed.

On Wed., Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., Bernard Ivin, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, will present “Understanding Mood Disorders & Co-Morbid Conditions In Children & Adolescents.” 

On Wed., Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., Stuart M Cohen, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, will talk on “Adding Mindfulness Based Strategies to the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression.” This talk will discuss the use of mindfulness as a tool to help manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety. In the past several years medical researchers have discovered that daily mindfulness practice can be quite helpful in reducing depression and anxiety. Join Cohen for a discussion and a sampling of several beginning mindfulness practices. Attendees will have a chance to ask general questions about anxiety and depression and leave with evidence-based information and strategies to add mindfulness to their personal health regimen.”   

The public is cordially invited to attend all meetings; a nominal
donation is requested from non-members, when possible.  Free literature is available to all attendees and there is an extensive lending library of educational audiotapes, CD’s and videotapes, also free.
In addition to the lecture series, peer group support sessions led by experienced facilitators are
held every Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. also at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Separate groups for young adults are held every Tuesday evening and separate groups for friends and family are held periodically.  All are always welcomed. 

Visit the Website of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance/Morristown Area at to learn more about the support group and to view links to other sources of helpful information.  For further local information, call 973- 994-1143.  

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