Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all in-person meetings have been moved to an online format. To that end, we are utilizing Zoom to allow participants to connect weekly. For dial-in instructions, please see the Google calendar.


DBSA NCA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, National Capital Area) is a non-profit organization which offers support groups, educational programs & literature, and special events for people who are living with mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder). DBSA NCA is a chapter of the national Depression Bipolar Support Alliance.

  • Peer support groups
    We strive to bring compassion and strength to individuals suffering from mood disorders. Sharing Guidelines, used in our our peer support groups are available for your reference. After following the link, please scroll down.
  • Guest speaker program
    Professionals on the forefront of our illnesses bring insight through their clinical and research experience.
  • Resources
    With the support of our parent organization, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and its affiliates, we provide materials, resources, and hope to help us manage our illnesses.
  • Outpatient day treatment programs
    We provide 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. Click on the header “Support Groups” for a comprehensive list, but here are some of the groups:


Beltsville DBSA Peer Support Group
(every other week) 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Ln, Beltsville, MD


Montgomery County DBSA Peer Support Group
(every other week) 7:00 pm
Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD
email hello@dbsanca.org to find out when the next meeting is being held.


Washington, DC DBSA Peer Support Group
Social Group begins at 6:30 p.m.   Meeting runs from 7:00 – 8:45 pm
Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 – meet in Room B2

Southern PG County DBSA Depression Peer Support Group 
Meeting runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, 6400 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD

Learn more about our support groups.

DBSA NCA sends out a weekly announcement email providing updates about our meetings, other announcements, and links to interesting articles.  To be added to the list please send an email with your name and email address to: hello@dbsanca.org.

More DBSA Support Groups In the Washington, DC Area

  • DBSA NCA Family Support Group
    Peer support for family members or loved ones of those who suffer from depression or bipolar disorder
    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia