New satellite group for Ionia

Reflections from a visitor Paper writen by a student who visited the group.


Our goal is to support and educate people with bipolar disorder and depression.
We also provide support, hope, and insight to family and friends.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is peer-facilitated and focuses on self-empowerment through support and education on mood disorders.

The Greater Grand Rapids DBSA group has been supporting individuals for over 20 years. You are not alone; we’re here to help. We also participate in the annual Stomp Out Stigma Walk for Mental Health. This event strives to raise awareness about mental illness.

For additional information contact Rick Beerhorst
Phone: 616-706-1908
Kristin Finn 
Phone: 616-365-1853



Nervous about coming to a meeting?

Join the club! I think everyone’s nervous the first time they come to a DBSA meeting.

Refer to the “See What To Expect At A Meeting” link.

You’re not alone, we’re here to help. It’s comforting knowing that others “get us."


-Network 180 (Resource, Links)
-NAMI Support Group
-Forest View Hospital 
-Pine Rest (Mental Health Education, Related Health Links)
-Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy
-Eastminster Presbyterian Church (Meeting Location)