About the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life- threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably. DBSA was founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Mission

To provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when, where, and how people want them.

Learn More

To learn more about DBSA, please visit our website at www.DBSAlliance.org. Be sure also to visit our online wellness community website at www.FacingUs.org. In the Facing Us Clubhouse, you’ll find inspiration from your peers and personal wellness tools to help you on your recovery journey.