Meeting times and locations:
(Notice: The facilities where we meet have been moving us around. Please check our most recent blog post for location updates.)
2nd Thursday: (every month)
7-9 PM at the
Harborview Research and Training Building,
(ACROSS from Harborview Hospital)
at the corner of 9th Ave. and Alder St. (300 9th Ave) in one of the first floor conference rooms, usually 121. Here’s link to Google Transit Beta for bus or driving info (here).
** Our 2nd Thursday group currently meets 7-9pm in either room 111 or 112 on the ground floor of the Maleng Building. (410 9th Ave) This is on the same block as the Harborview Research and Training Building, just at the other end. (Updated July 2019)
4th Thursday: (except November and sometimes December)
7-9 PM at UW Medical Center Plaza Cafe Conference Rooms (Floor One: in the conference rooms beside the dining area of the Plaza Cafe), 1959 NE Pacific Street, Phone: 206-598-3300 and Diagram of building can be found under “UWMC Floor Maps”.
** Our 4th Thursday group currently meets 7-9pm in Room AA103A which is hidden behind the “BB” elevators near the Plaza Cafe on the first floor of the main hospital. (Here’s a map) (Updated October 2019)
Use Google Transit Beta to get bus or driving info to front of UW hospital here.
NOTE: We’ve been meeting at the same times and in nearly the same places since 1972. (Whenever there’s a change we post it to the front page of this blog.)
Flyers with Meeting Schedules:
Who Are We?
DBSA Greater Seattle was formed as an independent group in 1972 and later became affiliated with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly National DMDA), making it the oldest local chapter in the nation. The group meets twice a month and is open to all persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and their friends and family. Other interested parties (such as students or health professionals) may attend subject to the group’s approval.
Our mission is to provide a safe and confidential environment in which to focus on issues and information related to depression and bipolar disorder (manic depression) as well as create a stable community of support for those with symptoms, their friends, and families in the Seattle area.
For further information:
For further information call (206)748-1577, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: Since we are 100% volunteer staffed it may take a while to get back to you.)
For more information about the national Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, which sponsors local support groups around the country, call (800)826-3632 or visit their web site at www.DBSAlliance.org
DBSA Greater Seattle, it’s officers, facilitators… and even those who show up at the meetings… are only able to offer support and share opinions based on our personal experience. We are not medically trained professionals.
Nothing on this website or shared during (or outside) a meeting by an officer, facilitator, member, or attendee should be construed as an offer of treatment or medical advice… for that you should consult a qualified medical professional.
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