Find Support

We are opening more online support groups to meet the need for caring and connection during the nationwide health crisis. Click in the left corner below to learn about online groups. Many in-person support groups that can’t meet face-to-face are connecting in new ways. Enter your ZIP code to find your local support group.


If you are living with depression or bipolar disorder, we are here for you.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a comprehensive resource for more than 23 million people in the U.S. who live with mood disorders. We provide education, tools, peer support and a wealth of inspiring stories to help you pursue your own path to wellness. Whether you need resources for yourself or someone you care about, DBSA is ready to help. 

COVID-19 Resources 

Updates

Supporting Youth Mental Health

DBSA is Supporting Youth Mental Health. There is a growing conversation around the impact of mental health symptoms in young people. Supporting Youth Mental Health is a three-year initiative to provide more resources to children, teens, and young adults who live with mood disorders and their parents and caregivers.

Join the Conversation 

 

 

Thriving with Bipolar

In order to thrive, all aspects of a person must be evaluated including physical health, lifestyle, education, employment status or career goals, relationships, etc. Collaboration between health care providers and patients/clients is key to the future of treatment of mental health conditions if we hope to evolve to a person- or wellness-centered, whole-health approach.

Thriving with Bipolar

Description

In order to thrive, all aspects of a person must be evaluated including physical health, lifestyle, education, employment status or career goals, relationships, etc. Collaboration between health care providers and patients/clients is key to the future of treatment of mental health conditions if we hope to evolve to a person- or wellness-centered, whole-health approach.

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.

Join the BMPN Online Community

DBSA Wellness Toolbox

Click on tile to learn more about DBSA’s wellness tools

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.

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.

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.

Supporting your recovery during the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 Resources