End The Pain of Isolation
And The Feeling of Being Alone.
Join One Of Our Free
Depression & Bipolar Support Groups
We've been there.
We can help.
People think that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unloved, uncared for, and alone is the greatest of all poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
We've been there. We can help.
Thoughts of suicide are more common than you might think. Annually, there are more than 1,000,000 reported suicide attempts in the U.S. alone. Isolation is the leading predictor of suicidal behavior. Depression is responsible for over 90% of all suicides. Studies show that people with severe depression don't want to kill themselves they just want to end the pain.
You Are Welcome as You Are
It really doesn't matter what you wear. It doesn't matter what part of town you live and it doesn't matter who you choose to vote for. At DBSA everyone affected by a mood disorder is welcome. If you have a disorder or problem or are a friend or relative of someone that does you are welcome. No questions or explanations needed. Our focus is on recovery and education.
Join A Free Support Group Meeting
"Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential."
If you'e having thoughts of sucide or hurting yourself or know someone that is
Immediately call 911 or one of the following crisis lines
"It’s not where you are in life, it’s who you have by your side that matters."
The only thing more exhausting than having a mental illness
is pretending like you dont.
Who we are.
We are a Chapter of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance serving the Greater San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys
What we are.
We are a caring group of intelligent and talanted indivdivuals (peers) who hold open, free support group meetings and offer a variety of written information. Our focus in on self-help which is offered in a safe, accepting, nonjudgmental and confidential peer to peer enviroment. Snacks are provided.
What we are not.
We are not a substitute for therapy or professional treatment, we are not a place to recive a diagnosis or a 12 step program.
Why do we meet?
We meet to mprove the lives of people living with mood disorders such as Major Depression Disorder (MDD), Bipolar Disorder (BD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD) and to support each other in our quest toward recovery and managing these disorders.
How much does it cost?
Meetings are FREE and open to those affected with a mood disorder as well as their family and friends.
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call (661) 523-2086
[There is plenty of parking behind the front gate. Follow the signs to our meeting room - you can't miss it! ]
call (818) 850-DBSA (3272)