Saturday, August 8, 2015—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Education Center

One Plainsboro Rd

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Registration is open. Participants in our support groups can register using the form below. You may also register by email to or phone 1-888-829-2483 by providing your first and last names, email address (if available), phone number, the name of your DBSA chapter, and any special needs such as dietary restrictions.

We need help. To assist with expenses for the conference, we have launched a “crowdfunding” campaign to raise about $3,000. We are seeking 125 donations of $25 or more. Please donate if you can, and ask family, friends and contacts to do so as well. We will list donors (unless anonymity is requested) who give $25 or more as conference sponsors in the conference program. Donations may be made online at (be sure to request the conference sponsor “perk” for a $25 donation) or mailed to us using this form.


Jeffrey Apter, MD,  Lead Principal Investigator of the Princeton Medical Institute, will speak on new and developing treatments for mood disorders.

Nathalie Edmond, Psy.D., Director of Inpatient Clinical Services of Princeton House, will present an overview of mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies.

Barbara Johnston, Director of Advocacy for the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, will speak about issues surrounding access to mental health care.

Chrissy Schayer, Director of Consumer Connections, for the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, will cover opportunities for training and employment as a peer support specialist.

You will also hear from Cheryl Magrini, Board Chair,  and Allen Doederlein, President, from our DBSA national office, and we will have a peer speaking to a journey of challenges and recovery.