Moving out on your own, finding first jobs, connecting with significant others—people experience many changes between the ages of 18-29. For those living with a mood disorder, this time of life can be particularly difficult. DBSA has put together this page to help support young adults through these challenges as well as help them connect to other young adult peers.
Ask a Young Adult Peer
Young Adult Podcast Series
Hosted by members of the DBSA Young Adult Council, this podcast series is focused on the unique challenges facing young adults living with a mood disorder. More podcasts will be added throughout the year. Be sure to sign up for the DBSA eUpdate newsletter to make sure you're the first to know when a new podcast is available.
DBSA's Young Adult Council
The charter of the DBSA Young Adult Council is to assist in developing outreach and specialized programming to help young adults as they transition from family support to independence. If you are a young adult (between the ages of 18-29) and would like to get more involved with the DBSA Young Adult Council, please email YACMembership@DBSAlliance.org.
Young Adult Online Support Group
DBSA's weekly young adult online support group provides young adults (between the ages of 18-29) living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by a young adult living with a mood disorder.
I'm Living Proof
Being diagnosed with a mood disorder as a teen can feel like a life sentence. Without success stories, it’s easy to think you will always feel this way and you won’t be able to have the life you had hoped for. Perhaps you remember this feeling when you were first diagnosed. Did life get better for you? Share your journey with teens experiencing mood disorders to give other’s hope because—you’re living proof! Find inspiration or submit your own story.
info, training, events
- Bipolar Disorder
- Screening Center
- Co-occurring Illnesses/Disorders
- Related Concerns
- Brochures (printable)
- eUpdate Newsletter
- Living Successfully Course
- Ask the Doc
- Outside Resources
- DBSA Core Peer Specialist Training
- DBSA Veteran Peer Specialist Training
- Peer Specialist Continuing Education
- Training and Consultation Services
- Mental Health First Aid Training
- Support Group Facilitator Training
- Wellness Options
treatment, tools, research
- Peer Support
peer groups, inspiration
- Help Others
family, friends, peers
How to Help in a Crisis
Help with Symptoms & Treatment
Help with Relationships
Support for Helpers
Balanced Mind Parent Network
- About DBSA
who we are
- Media Kit Facts about Mood Disorders DBSA News Releases & Announcements Public Service Announcements Partnering with DBSA