DBSA Rural Community Peer Support Groups

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Category: depression
Topic: depression, bipolar
Focus: depression, bipolar

DBSA Rural Community Peer Support Groups


This group is for members of the rural community who live with depression or bipolar disorder or who believe they may have depression or bipolar. The groups, led by a facilitator from the rural community with lived experience, create a safe environment for people to share stories, questions, and concerns with other people who live in rural areas with a mood disorder

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them. This includes online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA online support groups provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder who has been trained and certified to guide others on their journey.

DBSA online support group meetings are peer-based, self-help groups. In the DBSA context, a peer is a person with a mood disorder. Another distinction of peer is that we are not professionals — physicians and other mental health providers. We are here to assist, encourage, and enable each other to help ourselves.


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