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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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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 gathered on Wednesday evening, April 15, 2015, to support each other and remember Deb and her many contributions to DBSA.  Chuck Weinstein led the remembrance group.
Elegy for Deb Mann by Dennis Hagler

 

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In Memoriam to David Hazen Johnston: 1987-2015
It is with deep sadness that we let you know of the death of David Hazen Johnston, beloved son of long time DBSA member Mary Johnston. Many of us know Mary as a gifted Facilitator and Coordinator of DBSA’s Speakers’ Bureau. Please see Mary’s Note, which includes details about visiting hours, funeral service, dinner, and donations.

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boiokPlease contact the webmaster with your favorite Mood Disorder books. They will be displayed on the books page. There are currently eight books featured. Thank you Webmaster

 

veteranThere is a group for veterans to discuss veteran/military/combat-related issues affecting their bipolar disorder and depression. This is a new group. It meets the third Wednesday of each month. Please tell your Veteran friends about this group. If there is enough interest, it may meet more regularly.

 

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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.

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Fall Calendar: check back for updates
September 9: “Tour of the DBSA-Boston Website,” Barry Park
Read about the speaker.
Oct. 18: “Facilitator Training Program” read the details
Oct. 21: Save the Date for our 30th Anniversary Celebration!
read the details