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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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In 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.

Elegy for Deb Mann by Dennis Hagler


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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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Our 30th Anniversary Party is coming-Click

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Bookmark the DBSA-Boston’s 30th Anniversary Party on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Come one, come all.

  • Party with food buffet
  • Fun entertainment will be provided:MC
  • Live music will be provided
  • Slideshow with music , of members past and present
  • Open mike, Sign up in advance
  • Special contributions from membership
  • Party from x-8 p.m.__Support Groups-8-9 p.m.
  • Drop-In Facilitator All-Day Training-Click

    DBSA Welcome Message

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    Drop-In Facilitator All-Day Training.

    Sunday, June 7

    Register through the DBSA Office. $5.00 to reserve a seat (will be refunded when you attend)
    Bring your own lunch. We’ll provide coffee/snacks, light refreshments.
    All current drop in facilitators are encouraged to attend.
    Register soon. Folks who are thinking about facilitating a daytime drop in group please attend.
    It should be fast, educational and fun!

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    30th Anniversary t-shirts are available at the welcome table. 100% cotton. Sizes XL at $10.00. XXL and XXXL at $12.00. Sizes M and L will arrive soon.
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    Spring Calendar
    March 11: debby adair“Find Something Nice to Say – The Power of Compliments,” Debby Hoffman Adair Her biography
    March 25: tractman“A Recovery Story: Peer Run Organizations, Personal Empowerment and Advocacy,” Howard D. Trachtman, BS, CPS, CPRP His biography
    April 8: fisher“Emotional CPR,” Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD His biography
    April 13: Registration Area at the Great Hall entrance“NAMI Advocacy Day at the State House – See events
    April 15: 20150429_190252 (1)Ice Cream Social -Starting 6:00 p.m. See events
    April 22: 20150429_190307“DBSA-Boston Annual Creativity Forum” from 7-8 p.m.-See events
    April 26: chuck-weinstein-web“Foundations Workshop in Facilitator Training,” led by Chuck Weinstein, LMHC, NCC, CPS. Registration deadline is Monday, April 20.- See details for training
    May 13: john-f-kelly-web“Enhancing outcomes, reducing costs: Testing peer support for mood disorders,” John F. Kelly, PhD His biography
    May 16: namiNAMI Walk -See events
    May 27: nielsen“Personalized Medicine: Psychiatry’s Holy Grail,” Jared Nielsen,PhD His biography
    Oct 21: 30th anniversarySave the Date for our 30th Anniversary Celebration! Come one, Come all.Our 30th Anniversary Party is coming-Click

    DBSABlogo-transpbck(1)30th anniversary

    Bookmark the DBSA-Boston’s 30th Anniversary Party on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Come one, come all.

  • Party with food buffet
  • Fun entertainment will be provided:MC
  • Live music will be provided
  • Slideshow with music , of members past and present
  • Open mike, Sign up in advance
  • Special contributions from membership
  • Party from x-8 p.m.__Support Groups-8-9 p.m.
  • Polar Express newsletter signup form