Support Groups

Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Apr 22 Sat, 7pm

Maria Bamford

Our Dbsa group are going to the Rialto Theatre, to see Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian Sat, 4-22. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Jackie Kashian’s comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is comic, writer, and occasional actor… she just did her first late night set … Read more

Interested in Precision Medicine? Join this pilot program.

There is no one in the world like you. So, why do you often receive the same care as everyone else? Today, scientists don’t know enough about how your genes, environment, family history, and lifestyle contribute to your health. When they learn more, treatments won’t have to be the same for everybody. And we need … Read more

Local news review the Dbsa Wellness Tracker

DBSA Wellness Tracker

CHICAGO (WLS) — We use apps on our phones for just about everything, but can an app make you feel better, sleep more or calm down? The potential for smartphone therapy is enormous, doctors say. Dbsa Wellness Tracker, from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Every year, 20 percent of Americans have symptoms of depression or … Read more

This is Expired: Take a Study: Employees with Depression

Penn State Depression Study

Thank you for your interest in participating in our research study. This study is being conducted by Kayla Weaver, a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University. The purpose of this study to better understand the work experiences of employees with depression, including whether or not employees disclose their depression at work. Although depression is the … Read more

Swab of your DNA can help doctors prescribe the best for meds for Mood disorders

Genesight Psychotropic Sample Report

The GeneSight Psychotropic laboratory developed a test that analyzes how your genes affect the way your body may respond to FDA-approved medicines commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other behavioral health conditions. Treatments can involve much trial and error when it comes to medications, as not everyone responds the same way … Read more

Depressed: The Ketamine breakthrough – Part1

ketamine depression breakthrough

If you’ve never suffered from depression, true debilitating depression, consider yourself blessed. More than one out of ten people who suffer from clinical depression will end their own life. For those who have never witnessed a friend or family member who is depressed, it’s hard to understand how someone would kill themselves. But for those … Read more

This is Expired: You are Invited to Participate in an Online Research Study

California State University San Marcos Scale Validation Survey (IRB Code Number: 893513-1) A new scale is being developed for people with various psychiatric diagnoses. The purpose of this online study is to test the validity of the scale among people from diverse backgrounds. It is hoped that this work will lead to further research and … Read more

6 Things To Say to Someone Who Has Depression

6 things to say to some suicidal

We’ve all seen the lists explaining what not to say to someone with depression; never say, “Cheer up!” or “Just snap out of it!”, for example, because doing so just makes things worse for the afflicted individual, and it becomes painfully obvious you don’t understand that depression isn’t just sadness, it’s a disease. So what … Read more

Mental illness and depression are the mother of all bitches. Robin Williams.

Robin Williams

When Robin Williams Comforted Me in the Airport After My Husband’s Suicide. On Monday, August 11, 2014, I was sitting with my kids outside playing. They were in a wagon singing “So Long, Farewell” and pretending they were sailing to Ireland to pick up trash on their next expedition. A text from a dear friend … Read more