Become a Chapter Leader
I didn’t have anyone to look up to, any role models. Now I can be one.
Becoming a leader in your local DBSA chapter or state organization can make a real difference, not only in your own life, but in the lives of others. By getting involved you can do something that makes a tremendous difference in providing hope, help and support to those living with bipolar disorder and depression.
All DBSA chapters offer peer-led support groups and many are in need of good facilitators! Support group facilitators can help encourage participants to advocate for their own wellness as well as getting support themselves! Encouraging participants to ask their mental health providers questions, stand up for their rights, and find their inner wisdom to answer tough questions for themselves are all great ways to encourage self-advocacy.
But facilitating isn't the only way to get involved, many DBSA chapters also offer educational sessions, newsletters and may even host advocacy events in their communities. You may wish to:
Getting involved in your local DBSA chapter or state organization can provide you with many great ways to encourage self-advocacy amongst participants and promote change in your community.
info, training, events
- Bipolar Disorder
- Screening Center
- Co-occurring Illnesses/Disorders
- Related Concerns
- Brochures (printable)
- Living Successfully Course
- Ask the Doc
- Outside Resources
- Peer Specialist Core Training
- DBSA Veteran Peer Specialist 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