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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
(formerly NDMDA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Ste. 501
Chicago, Illinois 60654-7225
Phone: 800-826-3632

DBSA is the nation's largest patient-run, illness specific organization. DBSA provides support groups, outreach Newsletter and educational resources.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
3803 N. Fairfax Drive Ste 100
Arlington, VA 22203-3754
Phone: 703-524-7600

NAMI is the national umbrella organization for more than 1,140 local support and advocacy groups for families and individuals affected by serious brain disorders. Members of NAMI include families, friends, and people suffering from mental disorders such as depression and manic-depression.

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFRED)
PO Box 17598
Baltimore, MD 21297-1598
Phone: 1-800-239-1265 toll free
Local call: 212-268-4260
Web site: 

iFRED (formerly NAFDI) was established in 1983 to provide public and professional information about Affective Disorders, the availability of treatment and the urgent need for further education.

Mental Health America (MHA)
200 N. Beauregard St. 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 1-800-969-6642
Local Call: 703-684-7722
Web site: 

MHA is the nation’s largest and oldest community based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. (Formerly called National Mental Health Assoc.)

The Balanced Mind Foundation (Formerly Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation)
820 Davis St. Ste 520
Evanston, IL 60201
Local call: 847-492-8510

Web site: