Family Center

Family support is crucial for those affected by depression or bipolar disorder. If you or someone in your family lives with a mood disorder the DBSA Family Center is a place of compassion, hope and understanding. It is a central place for a wide variety of family-focused resources and information.

Parents of children and family members of people living with mood disorders know that depression and bipolar disorder affect not just the child or person but the entire family. If you’re a family member of someone living with bipolar disorder or depression, you’ll find resources to help you learn the facts about these illnesses, take care of yourself and let your loved one know you’re there to listen and help. 

If you live with a mood disorder yourself, you’ll find strategies and tools to help you improve relationships with those closest to you—a partner, parent, sibling or child. Learn how to best educate family members about your illness and treatment and let them know what helps and what hurts on your recovery journey.

There is hope. Treatment does work, and the majority of people with mood disorders can return to stable and productive lives. 


Podcasts for Families

DBSA's family-focused podcasts, all archived here in our audio library featuring authors, consumers, leaders in the mental health field, clinicians and researchers . . . each offering a unique perspective for you and yours.


Publications for Families

DBSA's family library features brochures and books specifically focused on issues appropriate for families and friends of individuals living with a mood disorder.

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Support for Families

DBSA's in-person and online support groups for friends and family members offer a safe an accepting place to find understanding and support from others who are helping a loved one navigate their wellness journey.

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Support for Parents

DBSA's Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN) is a family-focused community for parents and gaurdians of children with mood disorders with 24/7 access to information and support.

Legislative Advocates

Advocating for Families

DBSA's Advocacy Center and Care for Your Mind blog provides the education and opportunity to learn about, weigh in, and act on legislative and regulatory issues impacting your family's access to quality health care.