What is DBSA?
The National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance began in Chicago in the late 70’s with the purpose of starting a support group for patients with depression and bipolar disorder.

The overall goal was to address the issue of stigma, to provide information and support and to offer examples of people with depression and/or bipolar disorder who had been successfully treated. The DBSA now has hundreds
of chapters throughout the 50 states.

Our Greenwich Chapter
Several years ago, recognizing the need within our community, contact was made with the national organization and a chapter was started in Greenwich, Connecticut. We have been pleased both with the response to the program and with our ability to have helped hundreds of patients and family members. We hold weekly meetings on Fridays from 2:30PM-4:30PM in a lovely residence in Greenwich, CT. Directions to 27 Stag Lane.

How Does It Work?
The only requirement for participation in our group, which is open to patients and family members, is that the participant with depression or bipolar disorder be under the supervision of a psychiatrist. There is no charge. Individuals with Depression or Bipolar Disorder from Fairfield and Westchester Counties are welcome to attend as are their friends and family who wish to learn more and be supportive.

Below, Dr. John Tamerin interviews Hakeem Rahim, mental health awareness expert diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2000.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Greenwich Chapter

27 Stag Lane
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830


John Tamerin, MD
Tel (203) 661-8282
Fax: (203) 661-5002



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