Find Support

You don't have to do this alone. DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with a mood disorder as well as friends and family. Parents who have a child living with depression or bipolar can join the online community for parents, the Balanced Mind Parent Network. Enter your zipcode to find an in-person support group near you.

The path to mental health begins
with knowledge.

People who have mood disorders can more readily achieve wellness when they recognize the symptoms and understand the issues related to this spectrum of conditions. Written and crafted in consultation with both peers and leading clinicians, DBSA educational materials help people with diagnoses and their loved ones to know what mood disorders are, and what can be done for treatment and management.

Parent and child

When I joined I felt isolated and in crisis. I didn’t know where to turn. I found a supportive community of educated, helpful and kind parents who love their children very much. I desperately needed to know that my son could find light at the end of the tunnel. I found optimism and helpful suggestions.
—Balanced Mind Parent Network member

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN) is an online support community where you’ll find connection, resources, and hope for the road ahead.

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DBSA Wellness Toolbox

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Sleep

Different people need different amounts of sleep to stay well. Learn about the importance of sleep in your wellness plan.

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder helps you understand mood disorders, and define what wellness means to you.

Setting Goals

Goal setting is an important part of wellness, no matter where you are on your journey.

Wellness Tracker

Using this app can help you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life.

At Work

Depression and bipolar disorder can present challenges, but there are things you can do to manage your symptoms and stay well at work.

Relationships

Connecting to others is an important part of wellness. If you have had trouble in relationships with family and friends, you are not alone.

Exercise

Exercise is an important part of wellness, not only because it keeps our bodies healthy, but also because it benefits our brains!

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy can be an important part of treatment for depression, bipolar disorder or other mood disorders.

Sleep

Different people need different amounts of sleep to stay well. Learn about the importance of sleep in your wellness plan.

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder helps you understand mood disorders, and define what wellness means to you.

Setting Goals

Goal setting is an important part of wellness, no matter where you are on your journey.

Wellness Tracker

Using this app can help you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life.

At Work

Depression and bipolar disorder can present challenges, but there are things you can do to manage your symptoms and stay well at work.

Relationships

Connecting to others is an important part of wellness. If you have had trouble in relationships with family and friends, you are not alone.

Exercise

Exercise is an important part of wellness, not only because it keeps our bodies healthy, but also because it benefits our brains!

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy can be an important part of treatment for depression, bipolar disorder or other mood disorders.

DBSA Programs

I'm here...

I’m here…

I’m here… is a way—for both people living with a mood disorder and those who support—to open up a channel for communication and to say, “I’m here…”

Life Unlimited

Empowering stories of individuals whose lives have been touched, but not limited by, a mood disorder.
Young Adults

Young Adults

The Young Adult section is to support young adults through challenges as well as help them connect to other young adult peers.
Parent and child

Balanced Mind Parent Network

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN) is an online support community where you’ll find connection, resources, and hope for the road ahead.