DBSA NCA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, National Capital Area) is a non-profit organization which offers support group, educational programs & literature, and special events for people who are living with mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder).
- A peer/patient run support group
We strive to bring compassion and strength to individuals suffering from mood disorders from a local level.
- Guest speaker program
Professionals on the forefront of our illnesses and through the experience of our lives, we challenge the stigma and negativity that we have all experienced while bringing renewed insight into our illnesses with positivity and encouragement.
- Outpatient day treatment programs
Provides information about programs in the Washington area that, on an outpatient basis, assist individuals with mood disorders who are encountering difficulties in coping. Views of DBSA members who have participated in these programs are also provided.
With the support of our parent organization, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and affiliates, we provide materials, resources, and hope to help each of us manage our illnesses.
DBSANCA Speakers Series Program – Thursday, December 11 – 7:30 PM – George Washington University Hospital Auditorium featuring Bob Carolla, Director of Media Relations for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) For more information click on Stigma and Mental Illness
DBSANCA sponsors a weekly peer support group meeting:
Thursday: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. (Parlor)
Social Group begins at 6:30 p.m.
Foundry Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
More DBSA Support Groups
- DBSA NCA Family Support Group.
Support for or family members or loved ones of someone with a mood disorder.
- DBSA NOVA: Teen Support Group.
Support for teens with depression or bipolar disorder.
- Updated 2013 DBSA Meetings List DC-MD-VA Local groups in the DC, MD, VA metro area.