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Support Groups - Chicago Loop

Support Groups - Chicago Loop

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Support groups for people living with depression and bipolar disorder and their loved ones.

Services Offered

Depression • Bipolar Disorder • Mental Health • Peer Support • Support Groups


DBSA offers peer-led groups providing emotional support to individuals affected by depression and bipolar disorder. The groups provide a safe space to share experiences and emotions. Meetings open with the reading of a "Hope and Wellness" statement. The main focus is on check-in about the week. The group often divides into small groups to allow time for everyone who would like to share to do so. Meetings close with an inspirational saying. The group also hosts social events for group members.


77 W. Washington St., Room 420, Chicago, IL 60602 41.882847 -87.630614

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-To avoid triggering group members' symptoms, all members are asked to refrain from discussing details of sexual behavior, substance use, or suicide attempts.


  • This service is free


  • Teens accepted
  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Walk ins are welcome. Meetings are held on the fourth floor in room 420, at the end of the hallway on the right. When you arrive, a facilitator or another support group attendee will greet you. You will be asked to sign in with your contact information, which will be kept confidential.

Group times are as follows:

-Living With Depression and Bipolar: Thursday 6:00pm-7:45pm
-Families and Friends: Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm

Times and location are subject to change. Please see the website for updated meeting times and locations. For more information, contact the group facilitator at 617-697-0711 or email