Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Baltimore County
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Baltimore County is a non-profit 501-C3 organization that supports people that have been afflicted with a mood disorder, such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), or are dually diagnosed. DBSA Baltimore County was established in January 2006 and is an independent affiliate of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance in Chicago. DBSA is the leading patient directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses.
The primary mission of our organization is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depression and bipolar illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.