DBSA Local Chapter and State Organization Events

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. We recommend you also contact the locals chapter(s) in your area to learn if there are additional events happening in your community. (Search for chapters by zip code.) DBSA Chapters - submit your event here.


What's Going On with Mental Health in Colorado
DBSA Highland Ranch Parents

Wednesday, April 16, 20146
6:30 - 8:00 PM (refreshments provided)

WHO: Moe Keller, Former Colorado Congresswoman who wrote our Colorado parity laws. She is currently the Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Mental Health America of Colorado.

WHO IS INVITED: Anyone with an interest in Mental Illness. Those with a mental illness as well as parents, family members, friends of those with a mental illness. Teachers, counselors, advocates - all are welcome.  Content is intended for young adults/adults.

WHAT: Brief overview of:

  • Proposed mental health allocations from taxes on marijuana sales 
  • Mental Health updates for young adults (18-30+)
  • Mental Health parity in health insurance plans as required by the Affordable Healthcare Act ("Obamacare")
  • Child's Mental Health Treatment Act
  • Crisis Response System
  • Resources/Hand-outs
  • Volunteer opportunities

WHERE: St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129   Childcare is available for the event by reservation only. Reservations must be made 48 hours prior to the event. Contact Sam@stlukeshr.com for specific childcare  information and reservations.  Contact mboon18@mac.com for general event questions.


Silver Linings Art Contest: Promoting Mental Health Awareness
DBSA Louisville

Saturday, April 26, 2014
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

The goal of the contest is to create understanding and insight about the mental health community through an open dialogue which will attempt to combat existing bias and preconceived notions. Express your perceptions of mental health and mental illness. St. Paul United Methodist Church
2000 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, KY 40205 Learn more: www.louisvillemuse.org/Brochure.pdf


15th Annual Symposium: Expect Recovery
DBSA Greater Chicago

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Join us to learn more about the biological basis for mental illnesses, combination therapy treatment of mood disorders and the issues affecting mental health care in our members of the military.

Evanston Hopsital
Frank Auditorium  
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL

For more information visit: http://dbsa-gc.org/symposium.html or call 773/465-3280.  


Ask the Doctor: Haojiang Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
DBSA Louisville

Monday, May 12, 2014
7:30 PM–8:30 PM
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Louisville is offering a FREE Ask the Doctor Night with Dr. Huang. Dr. Huang is an Assistant Professor at UofL Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UofL Depression Center. The event is open to everyone. Location: Clark Memorial Hospital Conference Center For more information contact Mike Kuhl at 502-635-6142 or email Maureen Fifer at maureenafifer@gmail.com.