The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Metro Detroit is a self-help group for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or Depression (Unipolar Disorder).
Family, friends and a variety of professionals are also included and are an important part of our organization. DBSA Metro Detroit is run by the members. We offer hope, support and education. We are an affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance which has over 700 support groups.
DBSA Chapters exist to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders on a local level. These chapters engage in four major functions to achieve this mission.
The chapter offers consistent, comfortable, welcoming peer-led support services to their community that help people successfully manage their disease.
The chapters receive and actively reach out to community members in need of chapter services. The chapter publicizes community and chapter illness-related opportunities, and maintains communication lines for interested parties.
The chapter provides scientifically sound, illness-based educational programs and resources to community patients, and does not promote a specific medication, business, treatment or provider.
The chapter actively advocates for legislation, policy and legal actions that improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.