Depression and Bipolar ​Support Alliance
​National Capital Area Chapter

Weekly Update

January 2, 2023

Hello and welcome to the weekly email! If you have a suggestion or news item to share please send to [email protected] by 5:00 pm on Fridays.

Be sure to check out the chapter website at

Support Groups

As always, a calendar of all meetings, including zoom links, is on our site.

In Person Support Groups


  • Silver Spring Group, first and third Tuesdays at 7:00 pm​
    Silver Spring United Methodist Church
    ​8900 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910


  • Southern PG Group, weekly at 6:30 pm (Starting January 12, 2023)
    Oxon Hill United Methodist Church
    ​6400 Livingston Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
  • DC Peer Group, weekly at 7:15 pm
    Foundry United Methodist Church
    ​1500 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Virtual Support Groups


  • Sunday Peer Group, weekly on Sundays at 6:00 pm


  • Beltsville Peer Group, second and fourth Mondays at 7:00 pm


  • LGBTQIA+ Peer Group, first and third Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
  • Women's Peer Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 pm


  • Mid-Day Peer Group, Wednesdays at 12:00 pm
  • Montgomery County Peer Group, second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:00 pm


  • Thursday Peer Group, weekly on Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Google Calendar Links

Special Events | Peer In Person | Peer Virtual

Zoom Link for Virtual Meetings

If the provided link is used online, a password should be unnecessary. Please let us know of any difficulties via [email protected].

Invite link for all ZOOM PEER groups:

Meeting ID 662 587 4960 Passcode: dbsanca

One tap mobile +13017158592,,6625874960#,,,,,,0#,,3858633#

Dial in 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 662-587-4960 Passcode: 3858633​

DBSA National & DBSA Virginia Support Groups 

DBSA National offers New Groups for Parents & Caregivers

DBSA Virginia

There is a virtual family group meeting each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM. Please contact John Gulka of DBSA Virginia ( in advance to arrange attendance: [email protected], 703-967-5642

Webinars & Events

BBRF Webinar
Tuesday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET
Sex Differences in Mental Health Disorders | Brain & Behavior Research Foundation


NYC’s Robert Louis Stevenson School's P2P Network is proud to partner with DBSA National on these online meetings. The P2P Network offers parent-driven resources and support. Personal and intimate, this monthly meeting, hosted by the school, is free and open to parents and primary caregivers nationwide who are raising emotionally complex children and young adults. Attendees offer resources and share parenting experiences. P2P scheduled meetings in 2023: January 26, February 16, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29. To participate please call Jerry at the school, 212-787-6400. All meetings are on Thursdays at 1:00 PM ET.

From the NIMH Newsletter

NIMH News and Events

NIMH Brochures

NIMH offers brochures and fact sheets on mental health disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Printed materials can be ordered free of charge.

Brochures and fact sheets are also offered in digital formats and are available in English and Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide | NIMH Information Resource Center 

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens | NIMH Information Resource Center 

Understanding Psychosis | NIMH Information Resource Center

Weekly Reading Links

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The DBSA NCA Web Team