If you’re curious about how DBSA support groups work or what to expect, you’ve come to the right place. See the frequently asked questions below, or simply contact us with any questions.

What happens in a support group?

DBSA support group meetings focus on sharing life experiences and strategies for living a healthy, fulfilling life. People get peer-to-peer support from others who have been there.

What training do support group facilitators have?

Each support group meeting is facilitated by someone with a mood disorder or a loved one with a mood disorder. Facilitators are trained to help meetings run smoothly but they are not healthcare professionals.

Do I need to register or sign up?

No, all you have to do is show up.

How much does a support group cost?

There is no charge to attend a DBSA support group.  However, we are a nonprofit organization and rely on the generosity of our participants to fund our programming.  Donations are gratefully accepted. 

Are friends, family, or loved ones allowed to attend?

DBSA Solon support groups are structured to include both those with a mood disorder diagnosis and their loved ones. Anyone over age 18 is welcome to attend.

I’m in crisis, should I come to DBSA support group?

DBSA does not provide crisis services. If you are in crisis, having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, please call 911 or the Cleveland (Ohio) crisis hotline at 216-623-6888.

Who can attend a support group?

DBSA Solon support groups are open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives with a mood disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, and the friends and family members of people who live with these mental health conditions.