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Program Information
Program Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Group - Ohio Valley
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Tom Irr
Address: 234 Village Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Telephone #: 304-243-9406
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there. Help consumers understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are. Help consumers rediscover strengths and humor they may have thought they had lost. Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: DBSA Ohio Valley Support Group aims to provide Support & facilitate Recovery for those with mood disorders and those who care about them. We are peer-based, wellness-oriented, and provide empowering services and resources.
Additional Information: For additional information on how our Support Group can be a beneficial resource in achieving recovery, please click on this link:

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