Your investment can help make a difference in the life of someone living with a mood disorder—either yourself as a peer, as a family member, or as a friend. Those who have witnessed the power of peer support to improve and save lives can join us to ensure that people have access to the resources that DBSA provides.

While it is impossible to put a value on the difference DBSA can make in someone’s life, the reality is that there is a cost. DBSA is able to provide free and accessible support groups, innovative wellness programs, and online and printed educational tools only because caring individuals such as yourself understand the importance of our work and care enough to give us their support.

Gifts from individuals make up the majority of our financial support. Without you we would not be able to provide the many services that help millions of people each year. There are many ways to make your gift. Choose the option below that works best for you.

View giving levels and what being a member of the DBSA Community can mean for you.

Ways to Make an Individual Gift

Give Online

Give by Phone

Make a contribution with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card by calling Jessica Chervinko at (312) 988-1161.

Give by Fax

Print out the online donation form, complete, and fax it to DBSA at (312) 642-7243 Attention: Jessica Chervinko.

Give by Mail

Print out the online donation form, complete and mail it to DBSA with your check, money order, debit, or credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) to:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Attn: Development Department
55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604

Make a Recurring Gift

Support DBSA throughout the year in just a few easy steps! Through this program, you can make a gift at regular intervals by setting up an automatic deduction using your debit or credit card. Become recurring donor online by choosing one of these options.

Become a monthly donor

Give the Gift of DBSA

What better way to make someone feel special than by helping others in their name? A donation to DBSA is a perfect way to celebrate any occasion. If you supply your loved one’s information, we will send them a custom card acknowledging them for your thoughtful donation.

Make gift in honor of someone today

Make a Gift of Stock

Many people chose to make their gift by transferring stock. It’s convenient and can provide significant tax benefits.

Learn how to make a stock gift

Giving Levels

DBSA is grateful for all donations in support of our mission. We recognize the value of each and every gift and every dollar given.

Benefits that Come with Making a Gift to DBSA

Support: Up to $50

Your gift will provide hope to family, friends, and those living with mental illnesses.

Hope: $50 to $149

Your gift will provide brochures and educational materials to those seeking information on mood disorders.

Strength: $150 to $299

Your gift will help make available the online resources, including online support groups, diagnostic tools, wellness tips, and guides on how to find a care provider.

Wellness: $300 to $499

Your gift will help provide nationally recognized Peer Specialist training and consultation services from the perspective of people who live with mood disorders.

Empowerment: $500 to $999

Your gift will help subsidize the DBSA resource line, a phone service that helps people get closer to the care that they need. Peers, friends, and family members can call a toll-free number anytime to get connected to resources in their area.

Recovery: $1,000 to $1,499

Your gift will support an entire DBSA chapter for an entire year! In addition to their structured, peer-led support groups, chapters produce educational sessions, newsletters, and special events throughout the country and online.

Sustaining Society: $1,500 and Above

For more information on the benefits of membership at this level, please contact Jessica Chervinko at (312) 988-1161 or


DBSA is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation qualified under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are deductible based on federal IRS regulations. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions regarding the tax ramifications of your gift. DBSA’s federal tax identification number (FEIN) is 36-3379124.

For more information, please contact Jessica Chervinko at (312) 988-1161 or