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Program Information
Program Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - Huntsville
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - National
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Tony Martin
Address: Meetings @ United Way of Madison County Bldg
701 Andrew Jackson Way, NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone #: 256-313-0633
Email Address: tony.martin@redstone.army.mil
Website URL: www.geocities.com/dbsahuntsville/
Program Category: Peer Support, 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: 5-10
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: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our Support group provides the kind of sharing and caring that is crucial for a lifetime of wellness. Our goal are to: Give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have "been there." Motivate you to follow your treatment plan. Help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are. Help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you 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: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders in the North Alabama area.
Additional Information: Support Group Meetings are held every Thursday, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, in the United Way of Madison County Bldg., located at 701 Andrew Jackson Way, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801. For more information, call Tony Martin, 256-313-0633, or e-mail tony.martin1@us.army.mil for a DBSA Huntsville brochure. Joins us. Peer-to-peer support works!

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