The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Greater Chicago (DBSA-GC) is a self-help organization offering support and education to those with mood disorders, their families, and friends. We are a 501(c)3 chapter of DBSA, a national organization, with hundreds of affiliates across the US, Canada, and now, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Singapore. DBSA-GC is also the founding chapter of what became DMDA and then later renamed DBSA.
Our mission is:
1) Offering multiple support groups and educational meetings in the Greater Chicago area.
2) Counteracting the isolation that often accompanies these illnesses. DBSA-GC knows
that the confidential sharing of experiences with peers can help in the recovery
3) Giving emotional support, resources, practical assistance and encouraging members
to seek medical advice. Mood disorders are treatable and with treatment comes
4) Encouraging our constituency to volunteer...wherever their passion and interests
lie. We encourage advocacy on the local, state and federal levels to ensure
that mental health issues are not neglected.
DBSA-GC Officers & Board of Directors (as of November 2019)
Bridget Maul, President
Judy Sturm, 1st Vice President
Margaux Shain, 2nd Vice President
Martin Heller, Treasurer
Marjorie Mitchell, Secretary
Wayne Hoffman, Director
Matt Maul, Director
Hank Trenkle, Director
David Wesolowski, Director
Corey Goldstein, M.D.
Facilitators Needed for Support Groups
If you or someone you love has a mood disorder, DBSA-GC is looking for facilitators to begin training to serve new areas. Facilitators currently moderate and manage their support groups across the greater Chicago area in seven locations.
21st ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM:
SAVE THE DATE:
May 2, 2020
Complimentary breakfast and light snacks will be served. Those eligible for CEUs will receive 3 CEUs credits.