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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. (picture on right hand side) For directions to McLean Hospital click here.



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Annual Membership Renewal Drive

  • Your chance to renew/add a membership
  • Barry will set up near the welcome table.
  • Membership status will be checked
  • You will receive a free DBSA Polar Bear   ($10 value)
  • Credit/Debit cards accepted
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    click here for more info.

    DBSA Boston 30th Anniversary Logo

    Please visit our new 30th Anniversary page. It contains 15 speakers, music by Christian and Karen and the same slideshow shown at the party. This will be great for people that missed the party or just want to re-visit it. Please stop by and join us.

    SpeakersView and listen to these speakers and others. Click on the following link. to rejoin the party.


    DBSA Boston is proud to present our new fund raising store. When you buy any item from Amazon.com, DBSA will receive from 2-10% as a donation. This is a great new way to support DBSA. All prices are the same as the Amazon site. Click on this link


    Please visit our new MULTI-MEDIA page. It includes mood disorder quotes, DBSA slideshow, Videos that include Glenn Close on depression, Temple Grandin on autism, Demi Lovato on Bi-Polar disorder, Allen Doederlein (president of DBSA Chicago),. The Mental Health Channel videos are also included. If you know of any favorite videos that can help the members, Please contact the Webmaster DBSA is here to serve it’s members.


    Winter Calendar:
    December 9: “Depression in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Jean A. Frazier, MD
    Read about the speaker.
    December 16: Holiday Party!
    December 23: No Speaker. Happy Holidays!
    January 13: “Hormones and Mental Health in Women,” Karen K. Miller, MD, Laura E. Dichtel, MD, and Maren Nyer, PhD
    Read about the speaker.
    January 27: “30th Anniversary DBSA National Conference,” Lillian Cravotta-Crouch and Michele O’Shea
    Read about the speaker.
    February 10: “Dangerously High, Act II,” Kitty McKay
    Read about the speaker.
    February 24: “Marsha, Mary, My Momma and Me: how DBT and the poetry of Mary Oliver helped me save my life and repair relationships,” Eliza Williamson
    Read about the speaker.
    February 28: Advanced Skills Facilitator Training Workshop, led by Chuck Weinstein, LMHC, CPS

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