WELCOME TO DBS TAMPA BAY, INC.

Experience the life-changing impact of our unwavering commitment to providing free support for individuals diagnosed with mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Our organization stands tall as a pioneer in this field, recognized as the oldest and first of its kind to successfully implement our compassionate format.

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If you are currently in a crisis situation, please dial 911 or the Mental Health Helpline by dialing 988.

About

A Supportive Mental Health Non-Profit in the Tampa Bay Region of Florida

Welcome to Depression Bipolar Support Tampa Bay, Inc., an all-volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education, and resources for individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and other affective (mood) disorders. We also extend our care to family ...

Embracing Support and Understanding

If you or a loved one grapples with a mood disorder, we understand the challenges and complexities you may face. That's why we invite you to join us at our weekly support group meetings, where you'll find comfort, understanding, and a sense of belonging. It's important to note that attending our support groups is ...

Peer Support, Education, and Inspiration

Since 1985, our state-registered 501(c)3 non-profit has hosted weekly peer-to-peer support groups for individuals diagnosed with a mood disorder. These multiple weekly meetings are located in the four counties surrounding Tampa Bay, with a yearly attendance of over 11,000 individuals.

The groups are also for the family and loved ones of a diagnosed person.

In addition, we are proud to present our award-winning Aiken Lecture and Workshop Series for the community, featuring the top doctors, clinicians, and authors in the field of Mental Health and Psychiatry. These events are free and open to the public. We now also have available for our attendees the Elene Laurie Aiken Memorial Library of self-help books for individuals to borrow on a 21-day loan.


Call us at 727-410-1569 to learn more.

Our seven community in-person support groups meet weekly! Individuals may attend the meetings below without having to pre-register. Masks are available at the meetings but are not a requirement.


Monday: Sarasota area   

Monday: Brandon / Hillsborough area 

Tuesday: St. Petersburg east

Tuesday: South Tampa

Wednesday: Clearwater

Wednesday: Tampa, USF ~ Please note: Meets on the first and second Wednesdays/ Temporarily

Thursday: St. Petersburg West


Click here to see the addresses & times!

Highlights

  • Community support
  • In-person meetings
  • Support groups
  • Resilience building
  • Compassionate care
  • Mental health advocacy

Events

OUR NEXT UPCOMING AIKEN SERIES LECTURE/WORKSHOP
will be held on Thursday April 4, 2024 /“Depression and Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment” with USF HEALTH Psychiatrist Dr. Christine Whitehead and fellow associates ~ from the University of South Florida School of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Free & open to the public ! 7 to 8:15 PM at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church auditorium 3501 W San Jose St, Tampa, FL 33629 / Call 727 410-1569 for more information.

SEE THE EVENTS PAGE AT THE LINK BELOW...

For Locations Days and Times of Support Groups & Events

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Our organization is all volunteer run / Established in 1985, we are celebrating our 38th year serving the Tampa Bay community! Contact us if you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunitues.

The weekly Peer to Peer Support group meetings are free to attend. No registration is required. Many doctors and therapists refer patients to atttend a weekly support group to round out their treatment plan and help to break the isolation and find comfort in talking with others who understand what they are experiencing.

Contact Us

DBS Tampa Bay Contact Details

CONTACT US BY EMAIL AT: [email protected]       

YOU CAN CALL US DIRECTLY: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK AT: 727 410-1569

OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS: DBS Tampa Bay, Inc. P.O. Box 16735 St.Petersburg, Florida 33733

The Depression Bipolar Support Tampa Bay, Inc. is a state registered 501C (3) non-profit organization. Our support groups are not therapy groups. We do not diagnose disorders or prescribe medications. Diagnosis, prescribing of medication, and therapy are the responsibility of licensed mental health professionals. Our weekly Peer Recovery groups provide support to those who are being professionally treated. It is not recommended that an individual with significant depression or other affective disorders merely attend a support group without also seeking professional help. The peer to peer support and conversation provided by our groups has been found to be extremely beneficial to those who are also in a medically accepted mental health treatment plan.

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