As we continue to resume our in-person meetings, we'd like to also invite those looking for support to a Virtual Public Support Zoom Meetings.
You will need access to a landline or mobile phone, laptop, desktop (perferably with webcam).
Confidentiality and privacy will be paramount, but remember that you will be in the company of others in attendance.
Be sure to include the following information in your email, or you may not receive a response:
Starting in 2000 as a small support group for those coping with mental health symptoms, this group known as "Carl Brown's Mad Dog Army" met weekly at a local library. Eventually, the group sought a charter with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), a nonprofit, peer-directed organization bringing together people with depression and bipolar disorder for support and networking. The DBSA Louisville chapter now has multiple support groups, both in-person and online. We reach hundreds of people each year. The DBSA National umbrella organization started in 1978 in a Chicago home, and now reaches 4 million people a year. Together we provide current, understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness!
Anyone can benefit from attending one of our support groups, whether you are not feeling well and suspect you may have an underlying mental health condition, you have been diagnosed, or are a friend or family member of someone who has been diagnosed. Our support groups give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there. We strive to motivate you to follow your treatment plans and help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are. Our Group discussions are not led by or directed by anyone in a professional capacity. As peers, we do not diagnose, endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication, we believe each person's path to wellness is uniquely their own. We want to help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you had lost, while providing a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery.
Those of us coping with mood disorders have to be extremely careful who we allow to know that we have a mood disorder. Not everyone is capable of handling the information, and unfortunately in this day and age many will misuse the privilege of knowing. Many of us at DBSA Louisville have come to really respect and appreciate the family and friends who do everything they can to help. We've noticed that consumers with engaged families and friends were more likely to be compliant with treatment and found the path to wellness easier to navigate. We are extremely grateful for them. We know that it sometimes takes courage to stand by our side and they need support too. We are very excited that we have a support group for our Family and Friends every Tuesday night at our Tuesday night meeting at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
"The worst is done, and it has been mended. And all will be well, and all will be well, and all will be very well." -Julian of Norwich
1319 Missouri Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Family and Friends Support Group
also meets every Tuesday
2000 Douglass Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40205
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
370 E. 2nd St.
Lexington, KY 40508
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST
As an independent affiliate of DBSA, our chapter offers peer-run support groups where you will find comfort and direction in a confidential and supportive setting, and where you can make a difference in the lives of others.
The leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions nationally, depression and bipolar disorder.
Non-profit Mental Health Organization that provides the highest quality community based psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery services, education, and support to those touched by mental illness.
Mental health service that promotes recovery and supports individuals in building healthy and hopeful lives through behavioral health, housing, and employment services.
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
P.O. Box 22012
Louisville, Kentucky 40252-0012
Robin, DBSA Louisville President
Paul, DBSA Louisville Virtual Meeting Coordinator