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DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

National. 300+ affiliated groups. Founded 1986. Mutual support and information for persons with depression and bipolar disorder and their families. Provides education on the nature of depressive illnesses. Advocacy for research and improved access to care. Scheduled online support group meetings (Mon., Tues. and Wed.), annual conference, guidelines for developing support groups and quarterly newsletter. Face-to-face support group listings on website.
Write:
DBSA
730 N. Franklin St., Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610
Voice: 1-800-826-3632
Fax: 312-642-7243
Website: http://www.dbsalliance.org
Verified: 3/5/2014

Postpartum Support International

(BILINGUAL) International. 600+ members; support networks in 48 states and 25 countries. Founded 1987. Goal is to increase the awareness of the emotional changes women often experience during pregnancy and after the birth of a baby. Information on diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression. Provides education, advocacy and annual conference. Encourages formation of support groups. Helps strengthen existing groups. Phone support, referrals, literature and newsletter.
Write:
Postpartum Support International
6706 SW 54th Ave.
Portland, CO 97219
Voice: 1-800-944-4773
Fax: 503-894-9452
Website: http://www.postpartum.net
E-Mail: psioffice@postpartum.net
Verified: 8/13/2013

Recovery International

International. 600 groups. Founded 1937. Mental health self-help organization that offers weekly peer-led meetings for people suffering from various emotional and mental conditions. Telephone and internet-based meetings available. Principles parallel those found in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Teaches people how to change their thoughts, reactions and behaviors that cause their physical and emotional symptoms.
Write:
Recovery International
105 W. Adams St., Suite 2940
Chicago, IL 60603
Voice: 1-866-221-0302
Fax: 312-726-4446
Website: http://www.recoveryinternational.org
Verified: 3/5/2014

Conduct Disorders Parent Message Board

Online. 7080 members. Founded 1995. Support for parents of a child with one of the many behavior disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Parents of children all ages welcome.
Website: http://www.conductdisorders.com
Verified: 3/5/2014

GROW in America

International. 143 groups. Founded in 1957. 12-Step. Group offers mutual help, friendship, community, education and leadership. Focuses on recovery and personal growth. Open to all including those with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, grief, fears, etc.
Write:
GROW in America
P.O. Box 3667
Champaign, IL 61826
Voice: 1-888-741-4769
Website: http://www.growinamerica.org
Verified: 3/5/2014

Emotions Anonymous

International. 784 chapters. Founded 1971. Fellowship for people experiencing emotional difficulties. Uses the 12-step program sharing experiences, strengths and hopes in order to improve emotional health. Books and literature available to new and existing groups. Guidelines available to help start a similar group.
Write:
Emotions Anonymous
P.O. Box 4245
St. Paul, MN 55104-0245
Voice: 651-647-9712
Fax: 651-647-1593
Website: http://www.emotionsanonymous.org
E-Mail: orders@emotionsanonymous.org
Verified: 7/16/2013

Depressed Anonymous

International. 50 affiliated groups. Founded 1985. 12-Step. * Program to help depressed persons believe and hope they can feel better. Newsletter, phone support, workshops, conferences, seminars, information and referrals. Information packet and assistance starting a similar group available.
Write:
Depressed Anonymous
Box 17414
Louisville, KY 40217
Voice: 502-569-1989 (Hugh)
Website: http://www.depressedanon.com
Verified: 3/5/2014

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

National network. Founded 1980. Listing of state-by-state local support groups, brochures, information about anxiety disorders, local listing of healthcare professionals providing treatment for anxiety disorders and a national listing of clinical trials provided free. Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research.
Write:
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
8701 Georgia Ave., Suite 412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice: 240-485-1001
Fax: 240-485-1035
Website: http://www.adaa.org
Verified: 3/5/2014

Online PPMD Support Group

Online. A community of women who are affected by postpartum mood disorders.
Website: http://www.ppdsupportpage.com
Verified: 3/4/2014

Anxiety Social Net

Online. Provides online support via a social media site for individuals who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression.
Website: http://www.anxietysocialnet.com
Verified: 3/5/2014

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