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The Facing Us Clubhouse is a program brought to you by The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

DBSA is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life- threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably. DBSA was founded in 1985 as a not-for- profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Mission

To provide hope, help and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented empowering services and resources when, where and how they want them.

Learn more about DBSA

To learn more about DBSA, please visit our website at dbsalliance.org.

Special Thanks

DBSA would like to acknowledge and thank our Facing Us sponsor, AstraZeneca, who provided unrestricted support for the development of the Facing Us Clubhouse and the DBSA Wellness Tracker.

DBSA would like to acknowledge and thank our Facing Us sponsor, Dave’s Spark, who provided unrestricted support for the development of the Facing Us Creativity Center.

Tip stream

when i have those yucky thoughts come through my mind, you know the ones that make you think i am really messed up. I visulize a stream with green grass and a low part of the river with rocks i try to hear the flow of the water over the rocks. Then i imagine a piece of trash floating down the stream. I let the trash float past and out of my line of sight. I relate the trash to the weird or stressful thought and let it go. I was told in therapy that our minds bubble up all kinds of stuff but if we pick it up and hold on to the thought we can make ourselves worse. I am only human and i try not to define myself by my worst thoughts.

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