DBSA National Office Events

Restoring Intimacy Webinar

July 30, 2014
6:00 PM–7:30 PM Eastern
(5:00 PM–6:30 PM Central, 4:00 PM–5:30 PM Mountain, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM Pacific)

Depression and bipolar disorder pose a challenge not just to our health, but to our closest relationships as well. As partners struggle against the fallout of guilt, confusion, and anger, genuine affection and intimacy often become all but impossible to maintain. Please join us for a webinar that realistically looks at the challenges as well as practical ways to make intimate relationships work better under such conditions.



Anita H. Clayton, MD
David C. Wilson Professor and Interim Chair, 
Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Holly Swartz, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA

6th Annual Patrick B. Mackey Memorial Golf Outing

Saturday, August 2, 2014

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. See additional information regarding tee times, hole sponsors, prize donations and dinner reservations.

“From Surviving to Thriving” Weekend Exclusive Interview
with Demi Lovato

August 16, 2014, 4:45 PM–5:30 PM (Saturday night before CLF)

Demi Lovato As part of their registration, attendees of the DBSA 2014 Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF) and/or the DBSA NJ 2014 Conference are invited to an exclusive interview with Demi Lovato, hosted by DBSA President Allen Doederlein. Ms. Lovato—a platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter, New York Times’ best-selling author, actress, and mental health advocate*—will share her own story of resilience and learning to live well with bipolar disorder.

Don’t miss this special weekend. Space is limited!

* Demi Lovato’s participation in the DBSA From Surviving to Thriving Weekend is part of The Mental Health Listening & Engagement Tour supported by SunovionPharmaceuticals Inc.

Treatment Choices Part I: Understanding Your Options

August 27, 2014
7:00 PM8:00 PM Eastern 
(6:00 PM7:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM6:00 PM Mountain, 4:00 PM5:00 PM Pacific)

This first webinar provides a broad overview of all the areas in which you can exercise choice in finding a treatment plan that work best for you and how to work with your clinical team to ensure your treatment plan reflects your choices. Download flyer.



Gregory Simon

Presenter: Greg Simon, MD, MPH
Senior Investigator, Psychiatry, 
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative

Dr. Simon is a psychiatrist and researcher at Group Health Cooperative at the Center for Health Studies in Seattle. His research focuses on improving the quality and availability of mental health services for people living with mood disorders, and he has a specific interest in activating consumers to expect and demand more effective mental health care.

The DBSA “Positive Six" Campaign

Six months of positive actions to connect to your health and community

May 1–October 31, 2014

Each month—May through October, 2014—we'll feature a new +6 challenge aimed at strengthening connections to your health, relationships, and community. This year’s DBSA +6 campaign will focus on thriving by enhancing wellness. 

Read more.