DBSA

Know the Signs

Suicide is preventable. A great resource for anyone looking for answers and help. The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment developed by Kelly Posner, PhD, David Brent, MD, Chris Lucas, MD, Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH, Barbara Stanley, PhD, Greg brown, PhD, Prudence Fisher, PhD, Jaime Zelazny, NR, MPH, Ainsley Burke, PhD, Maria Oquendo, MD, and J. John Mann, MD.

Support Group Guidelines

1. What is said here stays here. This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all.

Raise your hand and wait your turn to be called upon. No one person should monopolize group time.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe […]

DBSA Support Group Meeting Outline

DBSA support groups are not required to operate according to a rigidly prescribed formula. The sample meeting format shown here incorporates the elements used by many of our groups and is intended as a guide. Facilitators use this as a starting point for the group’s discussion of participant needs and how the group can […]

Suicide Prevention

You don't have to feel this way. There is help. You can cope with suicidal feelings and thoughts. They are not your fault and they do not have to continue. Don't give in. Don't lose hope. There is help. Call (800) 442-HOPE.

Depression and Bipolar Resources

Depression and Bipolar Resources General Information/Kids & Teens Resources This list is being continually updated. If you have any resources, please email the editor.

Lincoln and Depression

What We Can Learn About Dealing with Depression from President Lincoln

Facilitator Support Meeting Protocols

DBSA recommends that we begin each group by reviewing these facilitator support meeting protocols and guidelines to help participants learn and commit to the group standards.

Share the air.
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize the group time.
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