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Welcome! 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.

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New Announcements:

Jointly DBSA-Boston and McLean Hospital will be sponsoring discussion and book reading by Linda Sexton of her book Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide. The event will take place on Monday March 7th, in the de Marneffe building in the lower tier. For more information click here.

April 27, 2011 - "Hearing Voices (Speaking in Tongues)." Poet, playwright, and performer Michael Mack presents his critically acclaimed one-man play about his mother's mental illness. Mack was 5 when his mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia -- later diagnosed bipolar -- and his "exquisite" (NPR), "transcendent" (Boston Globe) lyric monologue chronicles her life and recovery. Excerpts have been published in America magazine, the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Best Catholic Writing. Mack was awarded an Artist's Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and 1st Prize in the National Writers Circle Poetry Competition. He has performed at Foxwoods, the US Library of Congress, and Off-Off-Broadway at the Times Square Arts Center, as well as for consumers and providers of mental health services -- the NAMI National Conference, the Clubhouse network, and for faculty and students of the Harvard Medical School. Visit www.michaelmacklive.com

DBSA - Boston is now on facebook click here to go to our page

DBSA-Boston is proud to announce the addition of a Partners Group to be held at Newton-Wellesley Hospital 2014 Washington Street, Newton MA. in the NeWell Conference Room. The group will be held on the first and third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Email or Contact us at 617-855-2795 Fax: 617-855-3666
Our Office Hours: Tues-Wed-Thurs, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DBSA-Boston, PO Box 102. 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478.

Last Update: March 9, 2011

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