Our Roots in Peer Support

In the spring of 1978, DBSA co-founder Rose Kurland began her search for support and healing after being hospitalized for depression. Unable to find existing self-help support groups for people living with mood disorders, she started her own support group in her living room. Driven by the belief in the transformative power of community and self-directed wellness plans, Rose laid the roots for what would become DBSA.

This Mental Health Awareness Month, DBSA is going back to our roots by celebrating peer support and sharing resources to connect you to community, wellness, and hope. Visit our toolkit to see more!

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