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.
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.
- 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. Reviews by DBSA members who have participated in these programs are also included.
DBSANCA sponsors several support group meetings in the DC area:
Wednesday (every other week): 7:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
Thursday: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
-Social Group begins at 6:30 p.m.
Foundry Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 – meet in Room B-1
NOTE: On Thursday, June 8 DBSA NCA will be sponsoring a Speakers Program at George Washington University Hospital. However, we also have a regular meeting at the Foundry Church.
DBSA NCA has a weekly email announcement providing updates about the meeting schedule and other announcements. To be added to the list please send an email with your name and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting Well, Staying Healthy: What You Can Do About Mood, Sleep, and Cognition
Dr. Frederick Jacobsen, MD, MPH, Chapter Medical Advisor
George Washington University Hospital Auditorium, (Lower level of hospital)
900 Twenty-third Street, NW, Washington, DC – (Next to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station)
More DBSA Support Groups In the Washington, DC Area
- DBSA NCA Family Support Group.
Support for our family members or loved ones of someone with a mood disorder.
- DBSA NOVA: Teen Support Group.
Support for teens with depression or bipolar disorder.
- DBSA Meetings List DC-MD-VA – Updated 2015 Local groups in the DC, MD, VA metro area.