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Program Name: DBSA Southern Nevada (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Agency Name: DBSA ( Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Cheryl Murphy
Address: 3941 Copperhead Hills St.
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Telephone #: 702-255-4003
Fax #: 702-255-0423
Email Address: cheryl@dbsasouthernnevada.org
Website URL: www.dbsasouthernnevada.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide support groups for consumers and their loved one's. Advocacy, Special Education Training (IEP), Transitional Living Training, help with Social Security, Accessing the Mental Health System, Free Community Educational Lectures, Community Resource Information, Newsletter, Website, Community Speakers Bureau, Free Educational Material, Telephone Support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal research by the increase numbers of participants and the phone calls received.
Program Mission Statement: The Mission of DBSA Southern Nevada is to support and educate consumer's, parent's, families, friends, professionals and the public concerning the nature of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders; including bot not limited to Dual Diagnosis and Mood Disorders as treatable medical illnesses; to foster self hoep for consumers and their families. To help to eliminate discrimination and the stigma associated with mental illness. DBSA Southern Nevada will advocate for the imporvement of care, access to services, research and a better way of life for adults and children suffering from these illnesses. To work to empower families and friends to advocate for their loved ones.
Additional Information: Our services, educational material, support groups are free of charge. We are self support through donations. We are a 501 (c) 3 organization. We are a positive focused group that emphasizes living in the wellness not in the illness.

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