About the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Pittsburgh Chapter
The 25 million Americans coping with mood disorders and their families need a greater understanding of how these illnesses affect their lives. We all need support from people who have been there and who understand our journey. After proper diagnosis and treatment, the support from others is vital to a lifetime of wellness. Our goal is to provide that support and much more.
We are an independent, local affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. DBSA chapters are incorporated, non-profit organizations that are governed by their own board of directors. DBSA chapters offer more than 700 peer-run support groups where you will find comfort and direction in a confidential and supportive setting, and where you can make a difference in the lives of others. The selection of services offered differs by chapter, depending upon the needs of its participants. The Pittsburgh support group is volunteer run and provides self-help through facilitated meetings.
We are not group therapy, however, we have professional advisors from the community.
In addition to participating in the group meetings, you will meet people from your community who can relate to your experiences. You may learn valuable information about mental health professionals and services in our area, as well as tips and techniques others use to manage their illness.