Welcome to the official home page of the
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance - Dallas
DBSA-Dallas P.O.BOX 224843 - DALLAS, TEXAS 75222-4842 (817) 654-7100
The DBSA-Dallas is locally-run, independent affiliate of the National DBSA, which is the largest support organization in the nation devoted exclusively to mood disorders. The DBSA-Dallas is a non-profit organization run by individuals with mood disorders and their significant others. All who are interested are invited to attend meetings and to participate without cost or obligation.
3rd Thursday Educational Meeting
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Robert Schwartz
Ask the doctor
Here is your chance to have a psychiatrist answer YOUR QUESTIONS about Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder and especially about medicines.
This meeting will take place Thursday, June 20th, 2013, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m, in room D1.502 at the UTSW Medical Center, Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75390 (See Map on Page 8.) Come early to snack on refreshments, pick up free literature, and to buy relevant books at a discount. Please do not miss this exciting and informative meeting. Family members and friends, as well as other professionals, are also welcome to attend all meetings.
Limited supplies of last month's book will be available to purchase.
Breaking the Bipolar Cycle: Take control of your symptoms and take charge of your livesYou don't need to be a member or call ahead.
Community Support Groups
FIRST THURSDAY PEER SUPPORT AND ADOLESCENT SESSIONS
THURSDAY, June 6th, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
DALLAS University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75390
We meet in Room D1.502. and split up into the various support groups listed below.
1. Group for those who have Depression or Bipolar is facilitated by Amanda.
2. Group for Family and friends of those who have Depression or Bipolar is facilitated by Ricardo.3. Group for Adolescents is facilitated by Annie.
SATURDAY, June 8th, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
DUNCANVILLE DINNER AND PEER-TO-PEER Home of Bob and Carol King
Call 972-709-5464 for specific directions
Pizza dinner will be served - Please bring a main dish, vegetable, salad, desert, or snack to complete the meal.
We will begin the support session at 7:30 pm.There will also be a white elephant gift exchange.
Friends and family members are also welcome to attend.
2nd MONDAY of each month, June 10th, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
GARLAND PEER SUPPORT
Texas Area Christian Church 3525 Lawler Rd Garland, TX 75043. Room is located past the water fountain to
the left. Teena Adler is the facilitator. Call for additional information 972-815-9491. - Amanda is the guest facilitator for June.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT SESSIONS
THURSDAY, June 27th, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RICHARDSON- Methodist Richardson Medical Ctr. 403 W. Campbell Rd., Medical Building I, 1st floor conference room Richardson, TX 75080 . Amanda is the facilitator.
IRVING - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2901 N. O'Connor Rd Irving, TX 75062. Nita Drissel is the facilitator.
SUNNYVALE - Grace Fellowship Church 3052 N. Beltline Rd Sunnyvale, TX 75182 Roger Hale is the facilitator.
For additional meetings please check the newsletter.
Especially for Adolescents
The Living Room
Are you a teenager with Depression or Bipolar Disorder? Do you feel alone or misunderstood? You are not alone. The Living Room is a free support group that focuses on issues unique to teens with mood disorders. This group provides a safe and supportive environment to share experiences with other teens. We offer this meeting twice monthly.
The first meeting takes place the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in Building D, Room D1.106. We meet in room D1.502 for announcements and then move to our meeting room. Annie Walley, LCSW, is the group facilitator. Ms. Walley, Clinical Therapist, is the Coordinator of the Pediatric Psychiatry Research Program for the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas. She is responsible for evaluation, ongoing assessment, case management, conducting group therapy sessions with bipolar youth, and handling patient/family issues.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find additional locations for the Living Room meetings.
Free pizza is provided at the meeting.
There will also be a support group for friends and family members meeting at the same time.
Positive Psychology Book Group meets the last Saturday of every month from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon at Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, 624 N. Good-Latimer, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75204. Contact Rick Aguilar at (214) 871-2420, Ext. 114 or RAguilar@mhadallas.org to find out this month’s selection.