Young adults with mood disorders between the ages of 18–29 face unique challenges as they transition from high school, to entering the workforce or college, to starting a career and/or a family of their own. 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.

Young Adult Council Members

Danyelle Borish, Co-Chair
Pittsburgh, PA

Megan Allen, Co-Chair
Columbus, OH

Sarah Berendt
Toledo, OH

Mary Jane Coppock
New York, NY

Sagar P. Iyer
New York, NY

Sophia Jerkatis
Naperville, IL

NaKeisha Little
Quaker Hill, CT

Sarah S.
New York, NY

Sonam Vyas 
St. Louis, MO

Lauren Yang
New York, NY

Christine L.
Toledo, OH

Interested in Joining Us?

We are looking to grow the Council. If you’re an individual aged 18-29 interested in the DBSA Young Adult Council, please contact YACmembership@DBSAlliance.org for more information.

See What We’re Up To!

The DBSA Young Adult Council is involved in a variety of projects including a Ask a Young Adult Questions and Answers page, a Podcast Series, an online support group, and more!

Check it out!