Help Others

Providing hope, support, and inspiration

The lived experience of depression or bipolar disorder, which can often begin painfully and with debilitating symptoms, can ultimately provide people with diagnoses with unique insights and abilities to help their peers, as well as hope and inspiration. And helping others can aid people with mood disorders in building their confidence and maintaining their own mental health.

Friends & Family Center

The role of an individual’s friends and family in helping her or him recover from, manage, and thrive with a mood disorder diagnosis is significant. DBSA has specialized resources and guides that help loved ones to understand and help with mood disorders. Read more...

Advocate for Mental Health

DBSA is, at its heart, focused on each individual’s opportunity, responsibility, and power as an advocate. One of DBSA’s foremost objectives is to ensure that people with depression and bipolar disorder have consistent and meaningful representation in determining those legislative and policy issues that affect their lives. Read more...

Become a Peer Specialist

DBSA is nationally recognized as a premier provider of Peer Specialist training and certification. DBSA provides this training to ensure strengths-based, wellness-focused, whole-health approaches to treatment and management of mood disorders. DBSA also aims to empower people living with depression and bipolar disorder to work–and have impact and control—within all areas of mental health service delivery systems. Read more...