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. Sharing Guidelines are available for your reference. After following the link, please scroll down.
  • 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. We have an upcoming speaker on February 21st, 2019
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  • 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.
  • 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. Click on the header “Support Groups” for a comprehensive list, but here are some of the groups:


Bethesda DBSA Support Group
(every other week) 7:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
contact: hello@dbsanca.org to confirm if a meeting is being held this week.


Washington, DC DBSA Support Group
Social Group begins at 6:30 p.m.   Meeting runs from 7:00 – 8:45 pm
Foundry Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 – meet in Room B-1

Southern PG County Depression 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 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: hello@dbsanca.org.

More DBSA Support Groups In the Washington, DC Area