Project Description

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – Greater Chicago

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Greater Chicago

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – Greater Chicago (DBSA-GC) is a self-help organization offering support and education to those with mood disorders, their families, and friends.

Their mission is:

  1. Offering multiple support groups and educational meetings in the Greater ​Chicago area.
  2. Counteracting the isolation that often accompanies these illnesses. DBSA-GC knows that the confidential sharing of experiences with peers can help in the recovery process.
  3. Giving emotional support, resources, practical assistance and encouraging members to seek medical advice. Mood disorders are treatable and with treatment comes recovery.
  4. Encouraging our constituency to volunteer…wherever their passion and interests lie. We encourage advocacy on the local, state and federal levels to ensure that mental health issues are not neglected.

DBSA-GD also offers online support groups to 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.