DBSA’s Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder course is designed to help both people living with a mood disorder as well as friends and family learn more about depression and bipolar disorder, find effective treatments, and create a plan for living well with these conditions.

Living Successfully Pre-Course Survey Form

My Living Successfully Plan Workbook  Real Stories of Living Successfully Handout

Course Objectives

  • Learn about depression and bipolar disorder
  • Identify types of treatments
  • Define wellness for yourself
  • Learn about resources
  • Create a Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder plan

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder – Session 1

In session 1, we will discuss:

  • Important information about depression and bipolar disorder
  • Causes, risk factors, and triggers
  • How a person may experience a mood disorder
  • What wellness means

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder – Session 2

In session 2, we will focus on:

  • Types of treatment
  • Peer support
  • Resources and tools to help along the way

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder – Session 3

In session 3, participants will be working further on the Living Successfully Plan. Have your plan available and pause the video as needed to complete the exercises.

In session 3, we will revisit your plan and introduce:

  • Creating wellness goals
  • Developing a crisis plan
  • Defining your supporters


Thank you for participating in the Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder course. Please complete the post-course survey below.

Post Course Survey

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