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Keeping People Alive Until Treatment Available

We are the first line of defense when people are not ready to see doctors, and also as a transition point for people inpatient and outpatient, in addition to support of people with chronic conditions. We advocate for the proper use of mental health benefits, doctors, psychologists, as well as non-psychotropic approaches for those who are not comfortable with the medical model.


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How To Recognize Symptoms Of Schizophrenia And Substance Abuse

While there are many causes for drug and alcohol abuse, it is widely believed that people with mental disorders such as schizophrenia are more likely to become addicted to substances than others. Because behavioral changes in people who suffer from schizophrenia can be similar to those affected by drugs or alcohol, it can be […]

eMed Depression Videos

eMed Educational Depression Videos

SGV Depression and Bipolar Support, Pasadena

More than 20 million American adults live with depression, or an estimated 10% of the U.S. population. 2.3 million live with bipolar disorder. If you're suffering from bipolar disorder or depression, you're simply not alone. In women ages 40-59, 1 in 4 are now taking antidepressants. So what can you do? One key tool with remarkable efficacy are support groups, and there's a real science behind this. It is a means to deal with a largely genetic condition by creating an environment that changes gene expression.

Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

Goodbye, My Friend

“I know the feeling of that buzz Dale because I died too. But I had too much to do; I could not relax and go with it.”


DBSA Frequently Asked Questions

Finding a Mental Health Professional

A Personal Guide
We’ve been there. We can help.
If you or someone you know is experiencing mood swings, persistent sadness or anxiety, or having trouble sleeping or eating, you might have decided it’s time to seek help. If symptoms like these have started to interfere with your work, social or personal life—or if you experience a sudden change […]

ECT Overview

Electroshock can also be fatal. Estimates of ECT-related death rates vary widely. Professional journals are disinclined to publish reports or studies of ECT-related deaths. Not since 1957 has any journal published a large-scale study of ECT-related deaths (see in the text Impastato’s first entry in 1957).