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Program Name: Depression and bipolar support group- Lansing, MI
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance/National
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Bill Bowers
Address: 6811 kingdon ave.
holt, MI 48842
Telephone #: (708) 212-7762
Email Address:
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To encourage members to get good medical treatment and continue to adhere to treatment goals, as bipolar and depresive illness can be a life long illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Better treatment options are constantly being studied; DBSA national conferences are held yearly where experts come together to share their experiences in living with depression and bipolar illness .
Program Mission Statement: Helping families to better understand people with mood disorder, Movitave people to follow their treatment plans, Help them better understand that a mood disorder does not define who they are, Increase acceptance and understanding of mood disorders so the the rights of people are protected, advance research to improve mood dsorders, treatment options, Help people with mood disorders to locate resources within their communities.
Additional Information: Peer led group is held several times during the month so people can proveide support and encourgement to others. Attendence is free of charge. There are many resources available such as educational materials, phamplets, and general mental health information available. We provide mental health resources in the community to those who need it.

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