Welcome to the official home page of the
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance - Dallas
DBSA-Dallas P.O.BOX 224843 - DALLAS, TEXAS 75222-4842 (817) 654-7100
The DBSA-Dallas is locally-run, independent affiliate
of the National DBSA, which is the largest support organization in the nation devoted exclusively to mood disorders.
The DBSA-Dallas is a non-profit organization run by individuals with mood disorders and their significant others. All
who are interested are invited to attend meetings and to participate without cost or obligation. We will be gradually updating
our local offerings and I look forward to these exciting new changes.
Welcome to the website for DBSA Dallas. I encourage you to visit the national website below and take a look at the Facing Us Clubhouse and Wellness Tracker. In the FindaPro section you can add recommendations for psychiatrists and hospitals.
3rd Thursday Educational Meeting
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. E. Sherwood Brown
Update on Bipolar Disorder Research at UT Southwestern
He will talk about the new Bipolar Disorders Division in the Department of Psychiatry.
This meeting will take place in room D1.502 at the UTSW Medical Center, Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75390 (See Map on Page 8.) Come early to snack on refreshments and pick up free literature. Please do not miss this exciting and informative meeting. Family members and friends, as well as other professionals, are also welcome to attend all meetings.
You don't need to be a member or call ahead.
Community Support Groups
FIRST THURSDAY PEER SUPPORT AND ADOLESCENT SESSIONS
THURSDAY, March 6th, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
DALLAS University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75390
We meet in Room D1.502. and split up into the various support groups listed below.
1. Group for those who have Depression or Bipolar is facilitated by Amanda and Bob.
2. Group for Family and friends of those who have Depression or Bipolar is facilitated by Ricardo.
3. Group for Adolescents is facilitated by Annie.
2nd SATURDAY, March 8th, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
DUNCANVILLE DINNER AND PEER-TO-PEER
Home of Bob and Carol King - call 972-709-5464 for directions. This begins with a potluck meal. February's main dish will be pizza. At 7:30 we begin our share session. Family and friends are also welcome to attend.
2nd MONDAY of each month, March 10th, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
GARLAND PEER SUPPORT GROUP—North Texas Area Christian Church 3525 Lawler Rd Garland, TX 75043. Room is located past the water fountain to the left. Teena Adler is the facilitator. Call to confirm meeting details 972-815-9491.
THURSDAY, March 27th, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RICHARDSON- Methodist Richardson Medical Ctr. 403 W. Campbell Rd., Medical Building I, 1st floor conference room Richardson, TX 75080. Amanda is the facilitator.
IRVING - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2901 N. O'Connor Rd Irving, TX 75062. Nita Drissel is the facilitator.
SUNNYVALE - Grace Fellowship Church 3052 N. Beltline Rd Sunnyvale, TX 75182 Roger Hale is the facilitator.
For additional meetings please check the newsletter.
** Old newsletters mention a non-affiliated group Getting and Staying Mentally Healthy, which meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. That group is facilitated by a psychologist. It has changed locations to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension 8787 Greenville Ave, Dallas Tx., 75243. The time is still 7:00pm to 8:30pm. For questions call Ray at 214-987-3151.
Especially for Adolescents
The Living Room
Are you a teenager with Depression or Bipolar Disorder? Do you feel alone or misunderstood? You are not alone. The Living Room is a free support group that focuses on issues unique to teens with mood disorders. This group provides a safe and supportive environment to share experiences with other teens. We offer this meeting twice monthly.
The first meeting takes place the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in Building D, Room D1.106. We meet in room D1.502 for announcements and then move to our meeting room. Annie Walley, LCSW, is the group facilitator. Ms. Walley, Clinical Therapist, is the Coordinator of the Pediatric Psychiatry Research Program for the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas. She is responsible for evaluation, ongoing assessment, case management, conducting group therapy sessions with bipolar youth, and handling patient/family issues.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find additional locations for the Living Room meetings.
Free pizza is provided at the meeting.
There will also be a support group for friends and family members meeting at the same time.
Positive Psychology Book Group meets the last Saturday of every month from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon at Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, 624 N. Good-Latimer, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75204. Contact Rick Aguilar at (214) 871-2420, Ext. 114 or RAguilar@mhadallas.org to find out this month’s selection.