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DBSA National

DBSA National

DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.


DBSA envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder. Because DBSA was created for and is led by individuals living with mood disorders, our vision, mission, and programming are always informed by the personal, lived experience of peers. About DBSA

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

55 East Jackson Avenue , Suite 490
Chicago , Illinois 60604
Toll-free: (800) 826-3632
Fax: (312) 642-7243

Basic Self-help Principles

What are self-help groups?

  • Share experiences, information, and strategies for living successfully with mood disorders
  • Peer-led
  • Safe & non-judgmental
  • Confidential
  • Everyone has a chance to talk, if desired
  • Meet regularly
  • Free of charge

What they’re NOT

  • Not therapy or treatment
  • Not a place to diagnose
  • Not a “pity party”
  • Not an expert giving a lecture
  • Not a replacement for professional care

To learn more about our next meeting, or to RSVP, please visit our group on

There is no fee for attending the support group.