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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.

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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boiokPlease contact the webmaster with your favorite Mood Disorder books. They will be displayed on the books page. There are currently five 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.


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.


Summer Calendar
June 3: “Candidates Night” Candidates Statements
June 7: Drop-in Facilitator Training”
June 10: Annual meeting and Election of Officers and Members of the Board of Directors:” read the details
June 24: No speaker
July 8: “The Medical Mind vs. Meaning,” Ben Boone read about the speaker
July 15: Annual Cookout! read the details
July 22: “The Mind Game of Life and How to Play It,” Al Tatarunis, EdD read about the speaker
Aug. 12: “Social Security Disability: Who is Eligible, Why They Should File,” Ginger Lanigan and Associates read about the speaker
Aug. 26: No speaker
Sept. 6: “Facilitator Training Program” read the details
Oct. 21: Save the Date for our 30th Anniversary Celebration!
Click the blue bar below for details.Our 30th Anniversary Party is coming-Click

DBSABlogo-transpbck(1)30th anniversary

Bookmark the DBSA-Boston’s 30th Anniversary Party on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Come one, come all.

  • Party with food buffet
  • Fun entertainment will be provided:MC
  • Live music will be provided
  • Slideshow with music , of members past and present
  • Open mike, Sign up in advance
  • Special contributions from membership
  • Party from x-8 p.m.__Support Groups-8-9 p.m.