DBSA: Training Peer Facilitators for peer mood disorders support groups


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Greater Baltimore AreaBaltimore, MD 21218

Supporting each other with mood disorder issues; Canvassing developments in treatment and research.


DBSA Roland Park is a local affiliate of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with mood disorders. We provide support groups for people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as their families and friends.

DBSA's current focus is training potential new DBSA support group peer facilitators to create more DBSA support groups. There is an unmet need across our Greater Baltimore geographical area.

Requirements: 1) Facilitators must have first-hand experience with mood disorders, must respect and like people, have empathy and hold meetings with regularity.

2) Volunteers must work with the trainer to find a location for the support group meeting and commit to continue facilitating the new group for at least a few months until group members can produce a facilitator of their own.

An experienced DBSA peer facilitator gives the training which includes official DBSA materials, DVD and discussion. Ongoing guidance and support from the DBSA trainer/facilitator and DBSA staff will continue following the training session.


  • Mental Health
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours each for meetings twice a month
  • Willingness to respond to emails, phone calls from new and current members. Contact community grps

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