Hills woman hopes to start group for locals with bipolar, depression

Rebecca Lombardo has suffered with depression and bipolar disorder for nearly 30 years, and has never found a therapy group near her home in Farmington Hills – so she decided to create one.

Open to men and women 18 years of age or older, the group would operate under the auspices of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). The organization charges a fee to get things going, so Lombardo wants to know in advance whether there’s local interest.

“I will be training with them, and given the necessary tools,” Lombardo said, “but I am not a medical professional. I cannot give you medical advice, and nothing that is discussed in the group should ever take the place of what your doctor tells you. I am just someone like you that has been through struggles in my life, including a suicide attempt in 2013.”

Anyone interested should contact paradoks1@aol.com. Learn more about Lombardo, who is an author, blogger, and podcaster, at rebeccalombardo.com.