Speaker Program

Award-winning, innovative and highly recognized leaders in the field of mood disorders speak and present to our DBSA NCA group each year.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance National Capital Area Chapter

is pleased to announce that

Bob Carolla

Director of Media Relations for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

will speak on

Stigma and Mental Illness

Date & time:

 Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 pm


 George Washington University Hospital Auditorium

900 23rd Street, NW

(Next to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station)

 Topics to be addressed include:

 Definition and impact of stigma

  • Public attitudes – positive and negative
  • Progress made in the past 15 years
  • Strategies/tactics for fighting stigma
  • Whether to disclose or not disclose–particularly in the workplace.

All speaker program events are free and open to the public.

Past Speaker Events (Includes downloadable documents and presentations)

For those who those who prefer a regular 7:00pm support group meeting will take at:


Foundry United Methodist Church
1500 16th Street, NW

How you can help

Voluntary donations are encouraged.
Federal employees or members of the military can contribute to National DBSA through the Combined Federal Campaign, DBSA’s CFC code is 12000.

Recommend a speaker for the program.
Forward their contact information to hello@dbsanca.org.