Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Southern Nevada
October 21, 2009
I have been involved with this organization for the past eight years in a volunteer position of Board member, facilitator and other positions.
This organization has helped hundreds of people diagnosed with a mood disorder, PTSD, or a co-occurring disorder. They have also saved many people from committing suicide and helped them get on a road to recovery.
What I like about the organization is they help not only children and adults that are diagnosed but also their families. The teach the families ways to cope in a positive manner with their loved ones.
This organization is an all volunteer organization and spends hundreds of hours per year helping individuals, educating the pulbic, participating in community events and is a very strong advocating organization within Nevada for those having a mental health problem.
Without DBSA Southern Nevada's support my daughter and myself would not be alive today. They are a wonderful organization that is trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable and devoted to helping others.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
volunteering and also by attending both consumer peer run support groups and as a parent of a consumer.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
It has given me and my daughter our lives back. They are extremely devoted to focusing on recovery based theory's and everyone supports and helps each other. You are treated like family.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Professional, knowledgeable beyond the norm, kind, hard working and supportive of each other.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Open an office and offer support group meetings 7 days a week, offer vocational employment help, strengthen their advocacy program, offer more services to their clientel and being able to expand all their services in the Southern Nevada area.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Board of Directors position, Facilitator, Event Volunteer.