Individuals living with or affected by mood disorders can often feel powerless―to our own or our loved one’s conditions, to treatment challenges, to barriers to quality health care, and to public discrimination. While all these factors are real, the parallel reality is that our greatest power lies within ourselves. In 2016, DBSA launched the year-long We Are Powerful campaign to encourage peers, parents, and families to embrace or reclaim the tremendous power in our own lives, the lives of others, and the world.

Individually we have tremendous power, and harnessing that power within is our first and most fundamental step in transforming our path forward toward wellness. But as strong as we are individually, we are exponentially more powerful together, working in unison to create a future where all people living with depression and bipolar disorder have the opportunity to thrive.

How significant it is that in the middle of the word power is the word we. Imagine the impact we will harness when we magnify our individual power by millions―to create wellness for ourselves, our children, our families, and anyone living with a mood disorder. The power of “We” is incalculable.