DBSA-Boston (formerly known as MDDA-Boston) is a resource for people with affective disorders, and their families and friends. Affective disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) and clinical depression affect millions of people every year. Coping with these disorders is difficult enough, but coping alone can be even tougher.

DBSA-Boston (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston) is a non-profit, self-help organization run by and for people with affective disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA members come together to share support and information with others in similar situations.

DBSA-Boston meets every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00pm at McLean Hospital (in Belmont, Massachusetts) in the deMarneffe Building cafeteria. Additionally, there are drop-in groups on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in room 132 in the deMarneffe Building cafeteria. For directions to McLean Hospital click here.

candleIn Memoriam to Deb Mann

It is with great sadness we let you know that Deb Mann, a dear friend and long-time DBSA Boston member, passed away April 9, 2015. We will gather on Wednesday evening, April 15, 2015 to support each other and remember Deb and her many contributions to DBSA.  Chuck Weinstein will lead the remembrance group. It will be a two-hour group.

In Memoriam to Lesley Porter

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lesley Porter on January 29, 2015.

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Spring Calendar
March 11: “Find Something Nice to Say – The Power of Compliments,” Debby Hoffman Adair
March 25: “A Recovery Story: Peer Run Organizations, Personal Empowerment and Advocacy,” Howard D. Trachtman, BS, CPS, CPRP
April 8: “Emotional CPR,” Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD
April 13: “NAMI Advocacy Day at the State House – See events
April 15: Ice Cream Social -Starting 6:00 p.m. See events
April 22: “DBSA-Boston Annual Creativity Forum” from 7-8 p.m.-See events
April 26: “Foundations Workshop in Facilitator Training,” led by Chuck Weinstein, LMHC, NCC, CPS. Registration deadline is Monday, April 20.- See details for training
May 13: “Enhancing outcomes, reducing costs: Testing peer support for mood disorders,” John F. Kelly, PhD
May 16: NAMI Walk -See events
May 27: “Personalized Medicine: Psychiatry’s Holy Grail,” Jared Nielsen,PhD
Oct 21: Save the Date for our 30th Anniversary Celebration!
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