If you are having suicidal thoughts call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or if you need immediate assistance call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room. You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME (or TALK) to 741741.
In addition to our online meetings via Zoom, we are now having in-person gatherings at a private residence. The gatherings are separate from the online support group meetings; both will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The in-person gatherings will not be broadcast online. We are working on finding a permanent location so we can resume in-person meetings. See our Meetings page for further details and please check back each week for up-to-date information on our meetings.
We offer sincere thanks to the hosts who offered the use of their home for the in-person gatherings.
Our Meetings page also has information on the national DBSA organization’s online meetings.
A mental health hotline is available to New Yorkers who need it. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314, and see the New York State Office of Mental Health for further resources. Also note that Headspace, in partnership with New York City, has a website with tools to help handle stress during the pandemic (guided meditation, soundscapes for sleeping, etc.).
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of Westchester, New York is a peer-run group for people with bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders; partners and family members are also welcome. All our meetings are free of charge and we always welcome new members. Click here or on the Meetings menu at the top of the page for more information about our meetings.
DBSA Westchester NY is a local chapter of the national DBSA organization.
To check for meeting changes, cancellations, and other announcements, see the Announcements section (click the title of an announcement to see the full posting). You can also see recent announcements by clicking on the linked text at the bottom of the right sidebar on any page, under the Announcements heading.
The “More …” pull-down menu in the main menu at the top of any page has links to more information related to our group – meeting guidelines, interesting news articles, researching physicians, etc.