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The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia
The Depression and Bipolar Support Group for Northern Virginia is an affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The group serves Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. Support groups for family and those with bipolar disorder meet regularly.
DBSA-NOVA: About Us
We were founded in 2005 by Jayson Blair, who has bipolar, and his mother, Fran Blair. The Blairs received the idea of a support group from a man named Bob Mills in North Carolina who is a member of a similar group.
DBSA-NOVA: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function.
DBSA-NOVA: Depression
Depression is a mood disorders and a treatable medical condition involving changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior.
DBSA-NOVA: Lending Library
Sponsored Events in Northern Virginia and the DC Metropolitan Area
DBSA-NOVA: Suicide Prevention
Here are some hotlines to call if you or a loved one are at risk for suicide.
DBSA-NOVA: Resources
Here are some helpful links. To suggest a link, email us
DBSA-NOVA: Contacts
Contact Information for DBSA - Northern Virginia and its local support groups.
DBSA-NOVA: Centreville Support Group
The Centreville Bipolar Support Group is an affiltate of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. The group serves Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. This group for those with bipolar disorder meets regularly.
DBSA-NOVA: Manassas Support Group
The Manassas Bipolar Support Group is an affiltate of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. The group serves Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. This group is for those with bipolar disorder and meets regularly.
DBSA-NOVA: Reston Support Group
The Reston Bipolar Support Group is an affiltate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The group serves Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. This group for those with bipolar disorder or depression meets regularly.
DBSA-NOVA: Centreville Loved Ones Support Group
The Bipolar Support Group for Northern Virginia is an affiltate of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. The group serves Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. Support groups for family and those with bipolar disorder meet regularly.
DBSA-NOVA: Publications
DBSA offers a variety of free educational materials that you may download below or, if available, order from our online store. You may also order via phone by calling (800) 826-3632.
DBSA-NOVA: Treatment Options
Most people with bipolar disorder, even those with the most severe forms, can achieve substantial stabilization of their mood swings and related symptoms with proper treatment.
DBSA-NOVA: Co-existing Disorders
Alcohol and drug abuse are very common among people with bipolar disorder. Research findings suggest that many factors may contribute to these substance abuse problems, including self-medication of symptoms, mood symptoms either brought on or perpetuated by substance abuse, and risk factors that may influence the occurrence of both bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.
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DBSA-NOVA: Books
Education is one of the most important parts of bipolar recovery.