I have been chosen to be the "team leader" of a group therapy program that will meet either every two weeks or every week. Schedule isnt set in stone at this point. Right now it is just women but it may be opened up to men too at some point. It covers all mental illnesses but at the moment the only diagnosis's involved are BiPolar (BP) or Major Depression. I am trying to figure out just how to run this thing. It has been in session for about 2 and a half months prior to this and we worked on a WRAP notebook. Now that is done and the therapists want to turn it over to the clients...ie me since I was elected...to run as a support group. My thoughts would be for it to have a "theme" for each week but also to be somewhat open for support. Say I could get information about Social Security Disability with the booklets from them to pass out if people need information and I could answer information and then we could just talk. Another week we could have information about childhood bipolar, another week medication protocols and where to look these up online, other weeks information on each of the major disorders. Then we could have information on advocating for ourselves or our kids. Can anyone think of anything else I could put into this. I need to come up with a list to print out by Thursday to discuss with the group. Help!