Resources created by YAC
Chronic Conditions and Mental Health
Many people who experience depression or bipolar disorder also live with other health concerns. In this Q&A, DBSA’s Young Adult Council members share their experiences balancing a mood disorder with a chronic health condition.
Questions To Ask at Your First Therapy Appointment
Whether you’re going to therapy for the first time or searching for a new provider, your first appointment can be overwhelming. The Young Adult Council created a printable list to help you feel more prepared.
12 FAQs about Medication and Mood Disorders
Many safe and effective medications can be part of treatment plans for mood disorders. Five members of DBSA’s Young Adult Council share their experiences with medication, from starting a prescription to switching doses to misconceptions.
10 Grounding Strategies To Help You Redirect Your Thoughts
Grounding techniques are tools you can use to redirect your thoughts or bring yourself back to the present moment when you’re experiencing unwanted thoughts. Grounding techniques can be useful in several situations. You may find them especially helpful if you experience anxiety, panic attacks, dissociation, or intrusive thoughts.
Finding the right therapist
Finding the right therapist is no easy task. When you are not feeling your best, this can often feel insurmountable. You are not alone. This new series from the Young Adult Council will share the experiences of other DBSA community members who have been there, too.
Looking for more?
See all the resources for young adults here.
Young Adult Council Members
Olivia Eiler, Chair
Lauren Yang, Vice Chair
San José, California
Jamie Vaughn, Secretary
MJ (Mary Jane) C., (past Chair)
St. Louis, MO
Long Island, New York
New York, New York
San Bernardino, California
New York, New York
If you’re an individual aged 18-29 interested in DBSA Young Adult Council, contact YACmembership@DBSAlliance.org for more information.
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