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.
  • Resources
    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 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

Please note: DBSANCA will sponsor a speaker series program on Thursday, October 15, see Speaker Series link for more details.  We will have also have a regular meeting that night for those who want to attend as well at Foundry Church.

Learn more about our support groups.

More DBSA Support Groups