I contacted the local Mental Health Clinic this afternoon and they said they would be glad to refer people to my new support group. They will also allow me to put up flyers in the lobby where clients pick up their medications. Now, I need to call the local psychiatric ward of the hospital and see if they would be willing to refer people as well.
I talked to Philip, the local patriarch and committee member at our AA meeting hall. He said I could use the meeting hall as long as it didn't conflict with AA meetings. He also said I must pay for the refreshments, heating and cooling costs. I am going to ask my father to help with this until donations will pay for these expenses.
I am so afraid that for the first few weeks I am going to be the only person there sitting alone.
I made up a flyer to print and place around in various places. I removed addresses and phone numbers for privacy purposes to show on the blog. Click for a larger view.