Thriving DBSA

2014 was an exciting year for DBSA. Public response to our programs and offerings was no less than remarkable. In addition to the excellence of our chapters and peer support groups, we now have twelve groups of more than 500 participants in our Parents Network, acquired last year from the Balanced Mind Foundation. This year we also saw a 92% increase in unique visitors to our websites; a 62% increase in eNews subscribers, and social media interactions that grew from 18,019 to 440,982. We are an acknowledged leader in Peer Specialist Training and a prominent voice in field of mental health advocacy. We look to the future with great optimism and in the belief that people with mood disorders can live full, thriving lives.

I’ve gotten more from your posts and links on Facebook than I have from many of the in- and outpatient therapies I’ve received. Keep up the awesome work.

DBSA 2014 Impact Report

DBSA by the numbers.

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Donors and Community Partners

DBSA gratefully acknowledges the support of our generous corporate and individual donors. You have helped make our many programs possible and therefore share in our success. We look forward to continuing our partnership and shared vision with you for many years to come.

Individual Donors


$10,000 to $24,999

The Adam Hawdon Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Dauten
The Henry Foundation, Inc.
Lenora C. Cannon Declaration of Trust
Ms. Susan Madian
Rev. Cheryl Magrini and Mr. Peter Magrini
Ms. Rita Nash
United Behavioral Health


$5,000 to $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. James Bergoffen
Carole B. and Kenneth J. Boudreaux Foundation
Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
William Gilmer, M.D.
Mr. David Graber
Kenilworth Union Church
Friends and Family of Patrick Mackey
Mrs. Courtney Mendoza
Mr. David Oxman
Ms. Molly Reinhart
Mr. Robert C. Schwartz
Mr. John E. Wade II


$2,500 to $4,999

Jeff Bouthiette and Allen Doederlein
Mr. William Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hieken
John and Jean Meister
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Millner
Mr. Gregory Ostfeld
Mr. and Ms. Ricardo A. Pascoe
Dr. Edward M. Scolnick and
Mrs. Barbara B. Scolnick
Ms. Cindy Specht
Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. John S. Tamerin and Ms. Susan Penry-William


$1,500 to $2,499

Ms. Jeanette Benziger
Mark A. Frye, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kirshner
Mr. and Mrs. John Raitt
Raymond M. & Jane E. Cracchiolo Foundation
Gary Sachs, M.D.
Mrs. Janet Schur
Mr. George Shannon
Greg Simon, M.D., M.P.H
Mrs. Constance Sullivan


$1,000 to $1,499

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Apen
Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Bauer
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bernstein
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Boehm
Ms. Rachel Cahn
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Chan
Charles F. Meyer Foundation
Mary A. Fristad, M.D., Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Geraci
Ms. Barbara Glynn
IBM Employee Services Center
Mr. and Mrs. Pliny Jewell III
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jinks
Mr. Jordan Kurland
Mr. Tom Lane
Mrs. Elizabeth McAndrew
Lauren Marangell, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Meiselman
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Meister
Meyer Foundation
Mr. David Mizenko
Mrs. Carole Mourad
Ms. Maria Pearson
Mr. Michael Power
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sanger
Ms. Lynn Schibeci
Dr. and Mrs. George Seher
Ms. Marylou Selo
The Steven Belasco and Frances Schwartz Belasco Charitable Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stone
Ms. Marie L. Wilkinson
Ms. Judith B. Wilson
Ms. Caroline P. Young


The Balanced Mind Foundation
Community Health Charities
The Henry Foundation, Inc.
    Teen Mental Health Programs
Kenilworth Union Church
Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
    Parent Programming
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
    2015 Veteran Training Course (one)
United States Trust Company


    Corporate Alliance Program Partner member
    DBSA Scientific Advisory Board Reception
    Wellness Tracker Enhancements

Eli Lilly and Company
    Advocacy in Action
    “Better Is Not Well” Live and Streamed Web Event
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member
    DBSA Scientific Advisory Board Reception
    Raising Wellness Expectations:
        Positive Six Challenge
        Target Zero to Thrive
        WHO-5 Challenge

Forest Laboratories, LLC (Actavis + Forest Laboratories, LLC)
    Advocacy in Action
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member
    Depression Kit (2013)
    “Treatment Choices” Webinar Series

    DBSA Core Programs

Lundbeck, LLC
    2015 Finding Peace of Mind with Depression Brochure;
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member

Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    “Healthcare Reform” Webinar (2013)

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Advocacy in Action
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member
    DBSA Scientific Advisory Board Reception

Pfizer, Inc.
    “Restoring Intimacy” Webinar

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
    2015 I to We Tour
Advocacy in Action
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member
    “Treatment Choices” Webinar Series

The Takeda Lundbeck Alliance
    2015 I to We Tour
    Depression Kit
    “Treatment Choices” Webinar Series

Takeda Pharmaceutical America, Inc.
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member
    Peer Advocate Medicare Part D

Teva Pharmaceuticals
    2015 Agitation Engagement programming and Agitation Brochure
    Corporate Alliance Sustaining Partner Member

United Behavioral Health
    DBSA Core Programs

We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact our Development Office at or 312-988-1172 with any corrections to the list or any questions you may have.