DBSA Advocacy Policies

DBSA creates and promotes messages, structures, and practices that advance mental health, personal choice, and wellness. Building on a long history of championing personal advocacy, we also advocate with peers at the forefront of determining needs and best practices for mental health among people with depression and bipolar disorder. We support both policy and media related advocacy at national and state levels, ensuring the place, needs, and concerns of peers in policy, service delivery, and treatment decisions.

DBSA is a proud member of the Mental Health Liaison Group, American Brain Coalition, and the Advocacy Committee of the International Society on Bipolar Disorders.

DBSA Positions

DBSA Statements

DBSA Letters of Support

In support of our goal to achieve broad access to quality mental health care, DBSA has declared its support for the following:

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