Resources for Your Patients

DBSA offers a wealth of educational materials, personal wellness tools, and training to help individuals accelerate their journey to wellness. While we encourage individuals to explore all of the resources available to them on DBSAlliance.org, the following are some key areas of interest to patients.

Information about Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Individuals that have a greater understanding of their condition generally take a more proactive role in their treatment and as a result acheive greater success. Your patients can learn the basics of mood disorders at:

Wellness Tools

Individuals that are actively engaged in creating their wellness plans and personal wellness strategies achieve greater success getting and staying well. DBSA has created a host of person-centered wellness tools for individuals to take a proactive role in their recovery and to work in partnership with you to help achieve maximum results. 

DBSA Support Groups

DBSA support groups provide the kind of sharing and caring that is crucial for a lifetime of wellness. DBSA support groups offer your patients:

  • the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there. 
  • motivation to follow their treatment plan.
  • help understanding that a mood disorder does not define who they are.
  • ways to help them rediscover strengths and humor they may have thought they had lost.
  • a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery.
DBSA support groups are not a substitute for professional care. DBSA chapters and support groups do not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication. Learn about and Locate a DBSA Support Group.


Active Research Studies

Individuals not satisfied with their current level of wellness or those interested in helping to advance the future of treatments available to anyone living with a mood disorder may be interested in learning more about the potential benefits and risks of research studies, about the various types of research studies, about questions they should ask if considering participating in a study, and/or about connecting with specific studies that might be a good fit with their needs or interests. Learn more.

Mood Disorders Screening Center

Individuals looking to evaluate the possibility that they might be experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder can take several online questionaires to determine if they should explore this issue further with their clinician.

Courses

Individuals looking for more in-depth knowledge of how they can achieve or maintain wellness may be interested in taking DBSA's Living Successfully online course.

Inspiration

Hope is the greatest medicine. A vital part of DBSA’s work is to instill hope and, perhaps more importantly, the expectation that people with mood disorders can and do lead extraordinary lives free from debilitating symptoms. DBSA shares the stories and lived experiences of people who have faced depression or bipolar disorder and found success through: