The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses.  The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand.  DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnoses, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and to discover a cure.  The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equally.

Assisted by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders.  DBSA has more than 700 peer-run support groups across the country. Millions of people request and receive information and assistance each year.  DBSA’s mission is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.