DBSA Family and Friends Support Group

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Meeting Details
Start Time:
Free
Category: depression
Topic: Family and friends of individuals diagnosed with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder.
Focus: bipolar, caregivers, depression

DBSA Family and Friends Support Group

Description

The primary participants in this group are family members or friends of individuals diagnosed with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder. Those with mood disorders may attend but the topics of discussion will come from the friends and family perspective. The intention of this group is to create a safe space for sharing stories, questions, and concerns that the friends and family may have.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA online support groups provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder.

DBSA online support group meetings are peer-based, self-help groups. In the DBSA context, a peer is a person with a mood disorder. Another distinction of peer is that we are not professionals — physicians and other mental health providers. We are here to assist, encourage, and enable each other in helping ourselves.