2014 DBSA Young Adult Council
Young adults with mood disorders between the ages of 18–29 face unique challenges as they transition from high school, to entering the workforce or college, to starting a career and/or a family of their own. The charter of the DBSA Young Adult Council is to assist in developing outreach and specialized programming to help young adults as they transition from family support to independence.
Executive Committee Members
Jenna Dauten, Co-Chair
Linea Johnson, Co-Chair
Emily Barner, Secretary
Geralyn Dexter, Treasurer
Joe O’Donnell, Member at Large
Molly Jenkins, Member
Thomas Ramos, General Council
Chelsea Strangeway, General Council
Interested in Joining Us?
We are looking to grow the Council. If you’re an individual age 18 29 interested in the DBSA Young Adult Council, please contact one of the Council co-chair at LJohnson@DBSAlliance.org or JDauten@DBSAlliance.org for more information.
Your Feedback on Young Adult Issues
In November 2013, DBSA launched a survey, Meeting the Unmet Needs of Young Adults, to collect feedback from young adults and parents of young adults on the issues of critical importance to this age group. Thank you to the 188 individuals who provided their perspective from November 11, 2013 through May 20, 2014. The two largest groups responding were young adults (42) or parents of young adults (119) living with a mood disorder.
The results will be used by DBSA and the DBSA Young Adult Council to prioritize future programming. Read survey results summary (PDF).