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Meet Ashley

People living with mood disorders share their stories of strength and inspiration.

I was born to a substance-addicted mother in a rough section of North Philadelphia, and was raised by my grandmother and step-grandfather. I was sent to a private school outside of my neighborhood because my grandmother didn’t want me to be influenced by the local kids, who were getting into any and everything that you could possibly imagine. Things were normal even though the household was in dysfunction. I was doing well in private school. But then, as I was getting closer to my middle school exit—I got sad one day and it never went away.

Read Ashley's story.


May–October

 

In the News

October e-Update 

Complimentary Webinars, Wellness Tips, and More!

The DBSA Positive Six Campaign

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

BETTER IS NOT WELL 2014

Consumer-Clinician Collaboration to Raise Treatment Expectations

Thank You For Making Target Zero to Thrive a Success!

Learn what we accomplished and what's next for Target Zero to Thrive.

2014: The Year of Thriving

Learn about DBSA’s year-long campaign focusing on creating thriving lives.

INTRODUCING DBSA CHAIR, CHERYL MAGRINI

Read Cheryl's message

DBSA Statement

DBSA Opposes CMS Proposal to Eliminate Access to Mental Health Treatments as Part of the “Six” Protected Classes”

Announcement

DBSA and The Balanced Mind Foundation Join Forces

JOINT COMMISSION LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON ADULT DEPRESSION

Educational Brochure Provides Guidance on Recognizing and Treating Depression [PDF]

TRAINING VETERANS

DBSA Awarded VA Contract to Train Veterans as Peer Specialists [PDF]

DBSA 2013–2017 STRATEGIC PLAN

Learn how DBSA will focus its important work.