Young adults with mood disorders between the ages of 18–30 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.

From YAC

A conversation about mental health and well-being in college with Dr. Fred Rottnek 

At-home resources for young adults

Young Adult Council Members


Mary Jane (MJ) Coppock, Chair
New York, NY

Sonam Vyas, Vice Chair
St. Louis, MO

Olivia Eiler, Secretary
Bowling Green, KY


NaKeisha L.
Quaker Hill, CT

Sarah S.
New York, NY

Lauren Y.
New York, NY

Christine L.
Toledo, OH

Amy Rose
Long Island, NY

Jamie V.
Orlando, FL

Carlee M.
Boise, ID

Mason P.
San Diego, CA

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 for more information.

Join YAC 

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!