Young Adults

The transition to adulthood is challenging.

Young adults (18-29 years of age) typically experience many changes such as moving out on their own, finding first jobs and building relationships with significant others. For those living with a mood disorder, this time of life can be particularly difficult. DBSA has put together this section of our website to help support young adults through these challenges as well as help them connect to other young adult peers.

Online Support Groups

DBSA’s weekly young adult online support group provides young adults (between the ages of 18-29) living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another.

Online Support Groups

Podcast Series

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.

Listen Up

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!

Read Q&A’s

Young Adult Resources

Resources for Young Adults

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 18-29) and would like to get more involved with the DBSA Young Adult Council, please email YACMembership@DBSAlliance.org.

Young Adult Council

I'm Living Proof

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!

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