Find Community. Find Wellness. Find Hope.
In the spring of 1978, Rose Kurland started her search for healing and support.
After being hospitalized for depression, she began looking for self-help support groups for people living with depression. But she didn’t find any.
So, she started a support group in her living room.
Rose founded DBSA because she sought something revolutionary: A supportive community of people living with depression and bipolar disorder. She sought wellness on her terms, not those as defined by doctors, employers, or other outside sources. And, perhaps most salient of all, she sought hope: Hope for herself and for the future of all people living with mood disorders.
While our mission remains the same, the DBSA of today is much different from the organization founded in 1978.
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