What is DBSA?
The National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance began
in Chicago in the late 70’s with the purpose of starting
a support group for patients with depression and bipolar
The overall goal was to address the
issue of stigma, to provide information and support and to
offer examples of people with depression and/or bipolar disorder
who had been successfully treated. The DBSA now has hundreds
of chapters throughout the 50 states.
Several years ago, recognizing the need within our community,
contact was made with the national organization and a chapter
was started in Greenwich, Connecticut. We have been pleased
both with the response to the program and with our ability
to have helped hundreds of patients and family members. We hold weekly meetings on Fridays
from 2:30PM-4:30PM in a lovely residence in Greenwich, CT. Directions
to 27 Stag Lane.
How Does It Work?
requirement for participation in our group, which is open
to patients and family members, is that the participant with depression or bipolar disorder be under the supervision of a psychiatrist. There
is no charge. Individuals
with Depression or Bipolar Disorder from Fairfield and Westchester
Counties are welcome to attend as are their friends and family
who wish to learn more and be supportive.
Below, Dr. John Tamerin interviews Hakeem Rahim, mental health awareness expert diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2000.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
27 Stag Lane
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 Directions