Waiting for today...: Website: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

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Tuesday, July 21

Website: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance



The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a peer-directed national organization whose primary focus is on depression and bipolar disorder.  I was beyond  impressed on my first visit to the site. There is a myriad of the usual resources: education materials, research, wellness tools and videos, etc.  But there are others, like podcasts, webinars and nationwide support groups.  DBSA helps to neutralize the stigma surrounding mental illness not only by creating a supportive environment but also by celebrating “peers’ accomplishments, including those of the many talented, successful individuals recognized by the public for their contributions to the world”.  They also provide training opportunities for those who wish to be advocates for the mental health community.