We've been there, we can help. During Covid, all our groups are virtual. To request the zoom link, please click on the support group you'd like to attend:

Mon. 6:30 pm - Main General Group

(For everyone with depression, bipolar, etc)

Mon. 6:45 pm - Friends & Family 

(1st & 3rd Mondays)

(For anyone supporting someone with depression, bipolar, etc)

Tues. 6 pm - LGBTQ+ Group

(1st & 3rd Tuesdays)

(If you do not identify as LGBTQ+, please join the General group)

Wed. 2 pm - Casual Hangout

(Just a casual hangout)

Wed. 6 pm - People of Color Group

(If you do not identify as a Person of Color, please join the General group)

Thurs. 5:30 pm - Art Café Club

(Bring your art, not a support group)

Fri. 5 pm - Self-Care Support Group

(2nd & 4th Fridays)

(Get support to reach your self-care goals)

Sat. 1:30 pm - Main General Group

(For everyone with depression, bipolar, etc)

  • DBSA Support Group Guidelines:

Share the air

Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time. 

One person speaks at a time 

Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here

This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and must be respected by all. 

Differences of opinion are o.k.

We are all entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal

We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use "I" language

Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not instruct or advise. However we do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health. Example: "In my experience, I have found..." 

It's o.k. not to share

People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It's everyone's responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share

We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion. 

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