DBSA National Conference
Several years ago, DBSA started holding our National Conference every other year. Since our last conference was in 2013, our next conference will be held in 2015. To date, no location has been determined. We always make announcements about the date and city of the conference 9-12 months in advance via our monthly eUpdate newsletter, on our website, and on our social media channels. We will have an announcement about the 2015 conference late summer or early fall.
DBSA 2013 National Conference
The DBSA 2013 National Conference, Stronger Together, is a weekend-long event that connects you with a community of peers, with leading researchers in the field of mood disorders, and with the skills you need to discover and employ your own personal strengths for better living. Over the course of three days in sunny Miami, FL, Stronger Together delivers hope, help, education, and inspiration through moving keynote speeches, skills-based breakout sessions, support groups, and special events.
Breakout sessions cover an array of topics, including personal wellness, non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies, life enhancing skills, information on research advancements, and a designated track for peer specialists seeking continuing education credit.
DBSA is honored to have the following inspirational individuals present keynotes at this year's conference. Each of our keynote speakers exemplifies how our lives need not be limited by a mood disorder. They provide hope and inspiration to that we can do much more than survive—we can thrive!
The Stronger Together Weekend
Each day of the conference promises a full schedule of dynamic programming. Download conference brochure.
Friday, June 14: DBSA Chapter Leadership Forum
Stronger together as a community.
A day for DBSA chapter and support group members to share best practices and knowledge about how to improve levels of support in their groups and their communities. This day is also appropriate for anyone looking for information on how to start or improve peer-led support groups. Learn more.
Saturday, June 15: DBSA and ISBD Partnering for Success Joint Day
Stronger together as partners in wellness.
A day for individuals living with a mood disorder to brainstorm with some of the world’s leading clinicians and researchers on strategies for improving collaboration to enhance effective outcomes. Learn more.
Sunday, June 16: DBSA Embracing Wellness
Stronger together as peers embracing our inner strength.
A day for peers to learn from each other and leading experts in the field of mental health about strength-based wellness strategies. Learn more.
Monday, June 17
DBSA’s post-conference institutes on Monday, June 17, delve deeper into such topics as impulsivity and entrepreneurship. Learn more.
info, training, events
- Brochures (printable)
- Living Successfully Course
- Ask the Doc
- Outside Resources
- Peer Specialist Core Training
- Peer Specialist Continuing Education
- DBSA Training, Consultation, & Speaker Services
- Mental Health First Aid
- Support Group Facilitator Training
- Wellness Options
treatment, tools, research
- Peer Support
peer groups, inspiration
- Help Others
family, friends, peers
- For Clinicians
Working in Partnership with Your Patient
Materials for/by Clinicians
Training & Events for Clinicians
How DBSA Support Groups Can Help
Publications for Your Office