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About Us

We are the San Francisco Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), a leading national organization focusing on improving the life of people living with a mood disorder.
Who We Are
DBSA San Francisco offers online peer support, current and readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder, as well as empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.
Our Mission
For the past 30+ years, DBSA San Francisco has been dedicated to providing hope, help, support, and education to people living with mood disorders and their loved ones. 
Depression and bipolar disorder affect millions of Americans. We've been there, we can help.
Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should or need to do it alone. — Anne, President DBSA San Francisco
Meet the Board
Anne, M.B.A.  |  President |  US National DBSA Trainer
Anne supervises our San Francisco Chapter affairs. During Covid, the community's need for support increased drastically. Thankfully, Anne trained many new facilitators and led DBSA SF's successful transition to virtual support groups, which have already served 2,000+ participants. 
Annie, R.N.  |  Secretary |  Health Advocate

Annie is a Registered Nurse, SAHMSA certified, and DBSA SF Facilitator. She co-founded the Art Cafe Club. She is our Secretary, and organizes DBSA SF educational events about mental health.

Karolyn  |  Treasurer |  Housing Advocate

​Born in South Korea and a UC Berkeley Graduate, Karolyn is a former President of DBSA San Francisco. She manages your donations and our finances so we can keep serving our community for years to come.

Laura  |  Director  |  LGBTQ+ Advocate
Laura is a DBSA SF Facilitator. She co-founded the Casual Hangout group to provide support to all, and helped launch the LGBTQ+ group. Laura manages social groups, newsletters and communications.
Norman  |  Director  |  Seniors Advocate

Happily married for 35+ years, Norman is an accomplished Musician and DBSA SF Facilitator. He has been using music as therapy for 50+ years. Norman manages incoming emails, calls and outreach.

Get Involved
For the past 30+ years, DBSA San Francisco has been entirely volunteer run. To get involved, you can make a donation and learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
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