The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia      

DBSA-NOVA

Manic Depression DBSA-Northern Virginia, also known as The Depression and Bipolar Support Group for Northern Virginia, is a non-profit, self-help organization serving individuals with bipolar disorder and their families and friends. We help people accept their illness, manage their illness and improve their quality of life. We are an independent affiliate of the national Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. We have a support group in Centreville. We also have a group for Loved Ones and a group for Teens and one for Teen Parents .

Our support groups are for those with depression or bipolar disorder and their loved ones. Our programs are designed to help those individuals. Our support groups serve to enhance the lives of those with depression or bipolar disorder and their loved ones through sharing, learning, helping and growing with a group of people who have been through similar experiences.


 


South County High School 5k Fun Run / Walk

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
All proceeds benefit the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia!


5K Fun Run Flyer

5K Fun Run Registration Form


 
pdf fileDBSA of Northern Virginia Support Group Flyer Depression Self Test
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How to Donate

Anonymous Mental
Health Screening


We can be reached at bipolarhope@dbsanova.org or any of the contact information below.



Teen Depression and Bipolar Support Group

  • For whom: For teens with depression or bipolar disorder
  • Where: Fairfax Presbyterian Church , Senior High Room
                 10723 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • When:  Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: teens@dbsanova.org

Teen Group Flyer Teen Group Flyer
Teen Group Brochure Teen Group Brochure


Centreville Depression and Bipolar Support Group


Centreville Loved Ones Support Group

  • For whom: Support group for friends and family of those with bipolar disorder
  • Where: Goose Creek Consulting, Suite 230
                 5675 Stone Road, Centreville, VA 20120
  • When: Every other Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Refer to the calendar for the next meeting date)
  • Contact: lovedones@dbsanova.org
     

Fairfax Loved Ones Support Group

  • For whom: Support group for Parents of teens with depression or bipolar disorder
  • Where: Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Junior High Room
                 10723 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • When: Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: fairfax-lovedones@dbsanova.org




Support Group Meeting Guidelines



*** The Depression and Bipolar Support Groups are closed to any one who does not have depression or bipolar disorder.  The Loved Ones Group are for family and friends only.

Share the air:  Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so.  No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time:  Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here:  This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.:  We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal:  Accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language:  Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE.  We however do share from our own personal experiences.  We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations).  Example:  “In my experience, I have found….”

It’s o.k. not to share: People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share:  We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.




We appreciate your interest in donating to the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia.
Your donations will be used to continue our outreach efforts to help bipolar and depressed persons and
their families to cope with the difficulties that these diseases bring to their lives.

Donations made by check can be mailed to:

DBSA Northern Virginia
PO Box 10207
Manassas, VA 20108


Donations are also now accepted online through PayPal.



 

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