Support Groups

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more

Successful People with Mental Illness

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Several Years ago our NAMI friends came out with a poster “People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives” listing famous and successful people with mental illness. The idea was to increase public awareness of the contributions of people with mental illness. The poster was also a confirmation that people with mental illnesses could accomplish anything. … Read more

List of Depression Resources

While I’ve known a handful of people throughout my life that were open about their battle with depression, I truly had no idea that as many as 1 in 10 people will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime (1). Not only that, but depression can fuel other disorders like chronic anxiety and … Read more

Animals and Healing in Mental Health

What is your experience with animals and healing in your Mental Health? Contribute your experience to our DBSA newsletter or blog, and share your message of hope. Please write a paragraph or more about your favorite animal and healing in your Mental Health story, including quirks, lovable qualities, and how your animal has helped with your … Read more