The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance dedicated 2014 to The Year of Thriving, a focus on programming that challenged those of us living with depression or bipolar disorder, our families and friends, and the clinical community to raise personal expectations of wellness from just better to truly well; to demand a new consideration of treatment options and methodologies; and to take action for both personal benefit and in service of others. We believe it’s time to shift the conversation around mental health needs from just survival to building truly thriving lives.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. DBSA offers programs and resources that directly touched 2.9 million in 2014 and is a vocal advocate for legislation and issues that affect the well-being of those with mental health conditions. Assisted by a scientific advisory board of leading researchers and clinicians, DBSA is led by a Board of Directors numbering 20. A staff of 17 is led by President Allen Doederlein.