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Providing hope, support, and inspiration

DBSA in-person and online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope.

In-Person Support Groups    Online Support Groups

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Support DBSA

DBSA aims to address the gap in access to mental health care by providing peer-led support groups, holding more than 20,000 support group meetings annually.

Research studies show, in general people who attended a support group for one year were less likely to be depressed and more likely to experience a sense of cohesiveness and hope. In the specific case DBSA’s own support groups, research conducted by Pepperdine University showed, participants reported higher levels of understanding and acceptance of their mental health condition, confidence about their treatment, optimism and control over their future, and self-esteem.

Identity and Culture Support Groups

Find support from others living with depression or bipolar disorder in one of DBSA’s online or in-person identity-focused support groups. Designed to be welcoming and supportive spaces, these groups offer participants the chance to discuss shared experiences and find community with others walking a similar path to wellness.

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For Friends and Family

It can be difficult for friends and family of a person living with a mood disorder to watch their loved one grapple with challenging symptoms. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you as you navigate life with your loved one experiencing a mood disorder.

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Join an Online Support Group

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DBSA Chapters and Support Groups

DBSA chapters offer peer-run support groups across the nation where you will find comfort and direction in a confidential and supportive setting, and where you can make a difference in the lives of others.

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