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Getting Help and Support

Bay Area DBSA Chapters

by admin on October 13, 2010

Local DBSA Support Groups Bay Area DBSA chapters with websites. DBSA Castro Valley DBSA Tri-Valley, Pleasanton DBSA San Francisco Bay Areal DBSA chapters without a website DBSA San Jose California DBSA Support Groups Outside the Bay Area DBSA California This list provides the contact information for chapters that don’t have a website. NOTE: If you […]

Service Dogs for Psychiatric Disabilities

by KL on October 13, 2010

Who is considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act? The Americans with Disabilities Act defines an individual with a disability as a person who: Has a mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; Has a record of such an impairment; or Is regarded as having such an impairment. The definition […]

Some days I feel like I just can’t get up. What do you do when you’re having a hard time? We often have questions from our members asking for suggestions to help get us through a hard day. Here are some of the answers and suggestions: “When I had no hope of being better, my […]

Resource Guide – Medications

by KL on August 2, 2010

How to get help with medications? We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. I can’t afford my medications. What […]

Resource Guide – Crisis Management

by KL on August 2, 2010

I’m feeling desperate and don’t know where to turn. We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. I am desperate […]

Weekly creative writing class at Stanford “How do you help yourself manage your depression?” is one of the most frequent topics for discussion in our meetings. The suggestions always include writing and journaling as methods to help yourself. DBSA Palo Alto members are very fortunate because we have access to a free weekly writing workshop […]

Resource Guide – Therapist

by KL on July 23, 2010

How to Find a Good Therapist or Psychiatrist We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. How can I find […]

Resource Guide – Friends and Family

by KL on July 23, 2010

How to Help a Loved One We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. How can I help my son?  […]

Resource Guide – Health Insurance

by KL on July 23, 2010

How can I get health insurance and disability benefits? We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. I am confused […]

Resource Guide – Employment Issues

by KL on July 23, 2010

How can I get and keep a job? We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Getting a Job Q. Where […]