DBSA 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. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

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General Online Support Group Information
DBSA National Online Support Groups (Hosted by Support Group Central)
Avoid the Waitlist – Attend a Local Online Support Group

Online Support Group Information

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge.

Some of our Local Chapters host online support groups open to all geographies. Scroll down or click to learn more.

Our National online support groups are hosted by Support Group Central (SGC), a DBSA vendor. Upon registration, you will receive an email from SGC to assist you with managing your account.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • People of color
  • DBSA friends, family, and caregivers supporting loved ones with mood disorders
  • People with co-occurring diagnoses of substance use and mood disorders

DBSA Online Support Groups (Hosted by SGC)

Local Online Support Groups

Attend an online support group meeting led by a local support group facilitator from anywhere across the country! Our Chapters offer additional online support groups that are not hosted on SGC. We invite you to take a look at the list below and reach out to the contact listed. You do not need to live locally to attend these groups.

Crisis Information

If you or someone you know has thoughts of death or suicide, call (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255) or 9-1-1 immediately. You can also text DBSA to 741-741 or contact someone you trust or the hospital emergency room.

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