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If you or someone you know suffers from depression or manic depression, you understand all too well its symptoms may include feelings of hopelessness. .Learn More
People who have mood disorders can more readily achieve wellness when they recognize the symptoms and understand the issues related to the conditions. Learn More
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Welcome To DBSA New Jersey
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance New Jersey is a state chapter of DBSA National and a networking organization of DBSA Support Groups in New Jersey. These groups provide Education, support, outreach and advocacy for people living with mood disorders in New Jersey.
The mission of DBSA is to promote, provide support and resources for, affiliated local chapters in New Jersey to help them improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. We promote our chapters’ Support Group Meetings and other events through our web site and by spreading the word at conferences. We exhibit at conferences for individuals with the disorders, family members, and others who are in a supporting role, and also at conferences for mental health professionals.
The goal is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders by:
Nurturing the development of mood disorder support groups and providing mutual support and networking;
Educating residents about the nature of Mood Disorders as treatable medical illnesses;
Improving access to mental health services and increasing awareness about mental health issues; and
Acting as a link between the DBSA National office and its affiliated chapters and local support groups in New Jersey.
If you or someone you know has thoughts of death or suicide, call toll-free 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255), the NJ Hopeline 855-654-6735 or 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. For any psychiatric emergency in New Jersey call your county crisis center, or go to a hospital emergency room. Other non-emergency sources of help incude your medical professionals, clergy, a loved one, or a frined. If not in crisis but need to talk, call the MHA NJ Peer Recovery WarmLine at 877-292-5588 (Hours M-F 8 am - 10 pm, Sa-Su 5 pm - 10 pm, holidays 3 pm - 10 pm).