Welcome to DBSA Succasunna

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.

Succasunna Meeting
 We are on Holiday Break and will return effective Monday< January 4, 20201  we will resume in person meetings. The following are required to attend:

COVID Procedures

  1. Temperature Screening on arrival
  2. Use of Hand Sanitizer Station on entrance
  3. Mask Wearing and Social Distancing at all times
  4. Cookies in bags will be offered when exiting the building.
  5. Contact information will be taken of all attendees and if anyone becomes sick all attendees and the church will be notified.

When: Mondays  from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, 99 Main Street, Succasunna,  NJ 07876

DBSA Hope & Cope Network Support Group
We are pleased to offer an online meeting on Thursdays. For information and log-in details, please contact Bonnie at (973) 361-5456 or Kim at (201) 317-3873, or reach us via e-mail at dbsahope@gmail.com.

When: Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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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.
  • 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.