Welcome to DBSA Middlesex County

We are a mood-disorder self-help support group affiliated with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). The mission of DBSA is to improve the lives of people living with a mood disorder, and their loved ones.

People who are living with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression), and their families and friends, are welcome. Our goal is to help our support group participants towards wellness.

DBSA Middlesex ofrece un grupo de apoyo en español.  Para más información, por favor, consulte nuestro panfleto.

Monday Group Meeting
When: Every Monday from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen (Nursery School, 1st floor), 270 Woodbridge Avenue, Metuchen NJ (parking and entrance is in the back of the church).
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For additional information, contact Ann at 609-235-5579 before 10 PM or via email at

Thursday Group Meeting
When: Every Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (no meeting Oct 13, 2016)
Where: RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, Old Bridge Gateway Shopping Center, 1044 US 9 South, Parlin, NJ 08859 (parking on back side of shopping center; meeting is in the community room).
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For additional information, contact Michael at 732-991-6859 after 5 PM or via e-mail at

Friday Group Meeting
When: Every Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Where: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital (Auditorium of Main Hospital), One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
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For additional information, contact Rina at 732 425-0467

Sábado Grupo de Apoyo en Español
Cuándo: El segundo y cuarto sábado de cada mes de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
Dónde: 57 Livingston St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contacto: La Clínica Promesa
Número: 732-406-9131

Our groups and meetings are:

  • led by trained facilitators who are peers, that is, individuals with a mood disorder
  • open to family and friends with or without the person living with a disorder
  • intended for persons 18 years and older (call ahead if you wish to bring a minor)
  • an empowering experience that is free of charge with no pre-registration required
  • NOT a therapy group ; we do NOT give professional advice, but we DO share mutual experiences to educate and support each other.

There is hope. People living with a mood disorder can be helped by medication and/or therapy. Many people so affected lead normal lives, and participate in our support group to help others. Support groups help during recovery. “You are not alone, we can help”.

About Depression & Mania

  • Common possible symptoms of depression include:
    • Decreased or increased sleeping
    • Loss of energy and motivation
    • Exaggerated feelings of guilt
    • Unexplained aches and pains or ailments
    • Inappropriate or exaggerated feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, impending disaster or doom
  • Common possible symptoms of mania include:
    • Impaired judgment
    • High energy level and increased activity/talking
    • Significant decrease in sleeping
    • Inflated self esteem (grandiosity)
    • Extreme irritability and/or restlessness
  • Other symptoms are possible. No one symptom determines the disorder. A psychiatrist or psycho pharmacologist should be consulted for an evaluation.
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