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DBSA National Conference — 25 to 27 September 2015

The 2015 DBSA I to We Weekend Wellness Conference and Leadership Forum website is now live and registration is now open. Get a head start on your plans to join the DBSA community for this educational and inspirational weekend at the award-winning Eaglewood Resort & Spa outside of Chicago, IL.

Join us September 25–27, 2015, for a weekend-long event that connects you with a community of peers, inspires wellness, provides support, and celebrates 30 years of connection and hope. The DBSA I to We Weekend will offer two days of educational programming for peers, parents, families, friends, and the public as well as a day of in-depth training and networking opportunities for community leaders—chapter participants, parents, young adults, advocates, and peer specialists.

Register now for this very special DSBA 30th Anniversary Wellness Conference and Leadership Forum!

National Concordance, 12 November 2012

DBSA National has announced a special events called “Concordance 2012”. The announcement says:

“Join us in person or streaming online to hear a panel of consumers and practitioners, led by Dr. Gary Sachs of Harvard University, discuss how clinicians and consumers can work together to create effective treatment plans that meet the individual needs and circumstances of the consunmer.”

The session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Click here for more information.

National Conference Details Released

The biannual National Conference of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will take place on June 14 to 16th, 2012 at the Miami Hilton in Miami, Florida. There will be a special, joint day (June 15th) in conjuction with the International Society for Bipolar Disorder, a professional organization for those studying mood disorders.

Conference registration is now underway. The rate is $105 for three days until January 15.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. You can take part in a number of ways:

  • Attend your local DBSA chapter meeting as an affirmation of your commitment to recovery. (Family and friends are welcome at our meetings, too.)
  • Drop off some mental health literature at local libraries, clinics, or doctors offices.
  • Take a confidential online mental health screening and/or encourage your loved one’s to do so.
  • Be a part of the DBSA Positive 6 (+6) Campaign and do something small that will make a big impact!
  • Visit the Facing Us Clubhouse at to find inspiration and support for a life of health and well-being.
  • Use the DBSA Wellness Tracker to monitor, daily or weekly, the many things that influence your health—body and mind.
  • Submit us your Story of Life Unlimited.
  • Spread the word that May is mental health month on your Facebook page and “go lime” by adding a lime ribbon to your Facebook profile picture here.
  • Reach out to someone you feel might be struggling with their mental health to let them know they are not alone and help them connect with local resources.

Reprinted from DBSA National website.