Why Give to DBSA?

Because every dollar we receive helps us to assist someone on their road to recovery.

More than 21 million Americans suffer from mood disorders annually, and every year, one in five Americans experiences a serious emotional disturbance. In fact, mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, lung disease, and heart disease combined, leading the U.S. Surgeon General to declare mental illness one of our nation’s leading public health issues. Mood disorders are indiscriminate, affecting people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, and social classes.

Our mission is to improve the lives of all people living with mood disorders. For more than 27 years, DBSA has worked to improve recognition, early detection and diagnosis of mood disorders, help people successfully manage their diseases, improve care, expand the ability of people to receive treatment, advance research, and increase acceptance and understanding of mood disorders.

Every year, DBSA assists millions through over 250 chapters and nearly 650 support groups around the country, through our online educational materials and wellness tools, and through the many other ways that we support our peers living with mood disorders. The only way that we can do this is with support from members of the DBSA community. 

Each dollar we receive increases our ability to help another person. How many people will you help today?

Please make a gift today!


DBSA is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation qualified under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are deductible based on federal IRS regulations. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions regarding the tax ramifications of your gift. DBSA’s federal tax identification number (FEIN) is 36-3379124. 

For more information, please contact our Development Department at (800) 826-3632 or development@DBSAlliance.org