Online Support Group Information
All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online 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 a mood disorder
- People with tardive dyskinesia or other movement conditions and a mood disorder
Separately, DBSA is offering support groups for teens. Learn more
Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor. Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.
Couldn’t find a group on HeyPeers that fits your schedule?
Some of our local chapters host online support groups open to all geographies. Scroll down or click to learn more.
Additional Online Support Groups
Attend an online support group meeting led by a local support group facilitator from anywhere across the country!
Outside of HeyPeers, some of our local chapters host online support groups open to all geographies. 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.
- DBSA Auburn Grass Valley in California – Contact Linda Ketcham
- DBSA San Francisco in California – Contact DBSA SF
- DBSA Greater Hartford in Connecticut – Contact Get Info
- DBSA Greenwich in Connecticut – Contact John Tamerin
- DBSA Greater Chicago in Illinois – Contact Marjorie Mitchell
- DBSA Hope & Cope, a support group of DBSA Morristown Area in New Jersey – Contact Bonnie
- DBSA Passaic County in New Jersey – Contact Dennise Babin
- DBSA Morristown Area in New Jersey – Contact Linda Boginsky
- DBSA Rockland County in New York – Contact Anthony Dellicarri
- DBSA San Antonio in Texas – Contact Kathy Franklin
- DBSA National Capital Area in the Washington DC Area – Contact Alvin Martin
- DBSA Westchester in New York – Contact Chris
- DBSA Santa Clarita in California – Contact Jeff
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.