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:
- Offering multiple support groups and educational meetings in the Greater Chicago area.
- 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.
- Giving emotional support, resources, practical assistance and encouraging members to seek medical advice. Mood disorders are treatable and with treatment comes recovery.
- 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.