Online Support Groups
DBSA’s weekly young adult online support group provides young adults (between the ages of 18-30) living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another.
Hosted by members of the DBSA Young Adult Council, this podcast series is focused on the unique challenges facing young adults living with a mood disorder.
Ask a Peer
Members of the DBSA Young Adult Council offer their perspectives on questions posed by young adults about living with a mood disorder. See questions and perhaps ask one of your own!
Resources from the Young Adult Council
- Staying Healthy with Shift Work
- Tips for Self-Advocacy
- Podcast: Recognizing the Early Signs of Depression and Bipolar
- Anti-Stigma Campaign on Instagram
- Blog: Life After a Suicide Attempt
- Blog: Finding the Right Therapist (MJ)
- Choosing the Right Career
- Our Favorite Wellness Tools
- Ten Grounding Strategies To Help You Redirect Your Thoughts
- 8 Tips on Setting Boundaries for Your Mental Health
- Say This, Not That Social Media Campaign
- Ask a Young Adult: Q&A
- Podcast: Adjustments During Anxious Times (COVID Response)
- Podcast: On the Value of Routine for Mental Health
- Recognizing the early signs of a mood disorder
- At-home resources for Young Adults
- Wellness in Relationships
- Wellness on Campus
- Workplace Wellness
- Resource Guide
- What Helps What Hurts for Young Adults
- A conversation about mental health and well-being in college
DBSA Young Adult Council
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. If you are a young adult (between the ages of 18-30) and would like to get more involved with the DBSA Young Adult Council, please email YACMembership@DBSAlliance.org.
Being diagnosed with a mood disorder as a teen can feel like a life sentence. Without success stories, it’s easy to think you will always feel this way and you won’t be able to have the life you had hoped for. Perhaps you remember this feeling when you were first diagnosed. Did life get better for you? Share your journey with teens experiencing mood disorders to give others hope because—you’re living proof!