We are one of over 200 Chapters of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance serving the Greater San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. 

What We Are

It takes a lot of courage to deal with bipolar, anxiety and depression.

You're stronger than you think.

Who We Are

We meet to improve 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.

Why Do We Meet

We are a courageous group of caring, intelligent and highly talented individuals (peers). We hold open, free support group meetings and offer a variety of written information. Our focus on self-help, connecting with like-minded individuals. all in a safe, accepting, nonjudgmental and confidential peer to peer environment. Snacks and coffee are provided.

Our Mission

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Mission Is To Improve The Lives of People

Living With Mood Disorders

(and the lives of their friends and family).

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading national, consumer-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental health conditions; Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

The organization seeks to create an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing practical, up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information. DBSA supports research to promote active, tolerable treatment and an eventual cure; and works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

Assisted by a 65-member Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders, DBSA has more than 1,000 peer-run support groups. Nearly 2.5 million people request and receive information and assistance each year.

DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

1. Community—DBSA creates the opportunity for meaningful lives by compassionately engaging with individuals and providing peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools that focus on resiliency, achievement, creativity, and connection.

2. Inspiration—DBSA celebrates peers' accomplishments, including those of the many talented, successful individuals recognized by the public for their contributions to the world.

3. Wisdom—DBSA advances learning through research and experience while promoting a transformative understanding of mental health through wide, timely dissemination of information about the latest treatments, wellness practices, and lived experiences.

4. ResponsibilityDBSA advocates for the right of peers to choose their paths to mental, emotional, and physical wellness while promoting structures and practices that advance whole health and accessible care for everyone.

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."