The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is 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.
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. DBSA San Francisco is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, entirely volunteer-run, and
is an independent affiliate of the nationwide Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
Depression and bipolar disorder affects over 21 million Americans, accounting for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year.
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
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.
SECRETARY, HEALTH ADVOCATE
Annie is a Registered Nurse, SAHMSA certified, and DBSA SF Facilitator. She co-founded the Art Café Club. She manages Secretary duties, and organizes DBSA SF's education events about mental health.
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 all our finances so we can keep serving our DBSA SF community for years to come.
DIRECTOR, LGBTQI+ ADVOCATE
Since Covid, Laura has single-handedly facilitated 40 midweek casual hangout groups to provide support to all in between DBSA SF General meetings. She manages social groups, newsletters and communications. Laura also helped launch our LGBTQ+ support group.
DIRECTOR, SENIORS ADVOCATE
Happily married for 35+ years, Norman is an accomplished Musician who has been using music as therapy for 50+ years. He manages incoming emails, calls and outreach.