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DBSA New Jersey

Improving the lives of persons living with mood disorders.


Support Groups

DBSA Support Groups provide a caring environment for people to come together to discuss their challenges and successes in living with the illness.

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Suicide Crisis

If you or someone you know suffers from depression or manic depression, you understand all too well its symptoms may include feelings of hopelessness.

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People who have mood disorders can more readily achieve wellness when they recognize the symptoms and understand the issues related to the conditions.

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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.


Location: Sussex County Library, Franklin Branch, 103 Main St, Franklin NJ 07416
Contact: Stacey
Phone: 973-737-8448
When: Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM & Fridays 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, 775 Talamini Rd, Bridgewater NJ 08807
Contact: Cyndi
Phone: 732-763-4136
When: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Location: Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ, 1 Pike Dr, Wayne, NJ 07470

Contact: Dennise

Phone: 973-478-4444 (ext 117)


When: Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Getting Together Self Help Center, 52 E Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822

Phone:  908-806-8202


When: Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM starting January 2, 2018

Location: Jawonio, 775 North Main St, New Hempstead, NY 10977
Contact: Leslie Davis
Phone: 845-837-1182
When: Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 PM
             Dual Diagnosis Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 PM starting May 20, 2015

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, 99 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Contact: Chris
Phone: 973-647-8082
When: Monday's 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Locaton: Freehold Community Wellness Center, 17 Bannard Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Contact: Dan Iwamaye

Phone: 908-433-1993


When: Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Locaton: St. Lukes Warren Hospital, Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Contact: Donald Breen
Phone: 908-343-1762
When: Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: First Presbyterian Church, White Ed Building, Room 208, 270 Woodbridge Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Contact: Ann
Phone: 609-235-5579 before 10 PM
When: Monday 7:30 PM


Location: First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Contact: Terry Deutsch

Phone: 610-437-2741


When: Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 PM


Location: St. Michael’s Parish Center, 40 Alden Street, Cranford, NJ 07016

Contact: Bill

Phone: 908-686-3346


When: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Location: Carrier Clinic (East Mountain School Amphitheater), 252 County Rd 601, Belle Mead, NJ 08502

Contact: James

Phone: 908-428-6555


When: Thursday 7:30 - 9:15 PM


Location: Mental Health Association in Passaic, 404 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

Contact: Dennise

Phone: 973-478-4444 (ext 117)


When: Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (meet & greet at 6:30PM),
 Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 PM (meet & greet at 1:00PM)


Location: Online. For meeting information, please contact Linda by email (preferred) at or by phone at 973-994-1143.

Contact: Linda

Phone: 973-994-1143


When: Tuesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM except holidays

Lecture series last Wednesday 7:45 PM Jan-Oct, check website for dates of Nov and Dec lectures


Location: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Spiritual Center, State Route 34 & Phalanx Rd, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Contact: Lisa

Phone: 732-677-8513


When: Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Location: The Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904
Contact: Leora
Phone: 732 702-0537
When: Friday 7:30 PM


Location: St James Episcopal Church

Contact: Brian or Cindy

Phone: 973-454-2680 or 862-230-2810


When: Monday 7:30 PM (Starting Sept 4, 2023)



Independent Support Group.

Location: Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 Warwick Rd N, Magnolia, NJ 08049

Contact: Doug

Phone: 1-877-313-5050


When: Monday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Bergen Regional Medical Center, Room E218, Psychiatric Behavioral Health Pavilion

Contact: Monica

Phone: 1-888-622-3272


When: Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM except holidays


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