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MARYLAND (BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON): Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) is a community organization that serves individuals and family members affected by a depressive illness, including bipolar. DRADA has a list of more than 75 DRADA support groups, mostly in the Baltimore-Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia or Pennsylvania areas. Phone: (703) 610-9000 or 888-288-1104. email:

Attleboro DBSA Attleboro 140 Park St. 02703 Chantal Polsonetti, 508/222-7525 x407
Baltimore DBSA Maryland
DRADA Meyer 3-181
600 N. Wolfe St. 21287 Wendy Resnick, RN, MS, 410/955-4647
or 202/955-5800
Fax: 410/614-3241
Bethesda DBSA Capital Area PO Box 341191 20927 Alvin Martin, 703/978-3017 x50#

DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

DBSA Beltsville
Contact 1: Elsie
Phone: (301) 937-6024
Contact 2: Jennie
Additional Phone: (301) 937-1157

DBSA Montgomery County
Contact 1: Richard Lewis
Phone: (240) 401-2764
Contact 2: Nancy Becker
Additional Phone: (301) 365-0178

DBSA Columbia (women's group)
Contact 1: Vanessa Jones
Phone: (301) 536-8262
Contact 2: Patricia Bailey
Additional Phone: (410) 740-5122

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: that provides information to support families with children with bipolar. Fact sheets, newsletters, chat rooms, physician locators, and a support group directory for each state are also provided on this site. helps people find others who share their interest or cause (like bipolar disorder), get involved on-line and locally, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. You may view a list of cities and states where meetings occur on their website (at

If you have questions regarding bipolar disorder or are having trouble finding a support group in your area, you can contact the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for publications or other help at the NIMH Information Center at 1-866-615-6464 or at

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all.phpects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA has more than 340 affiliates nationwide. To find help and/or a support group in your community, contact NMHA by internet at: or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

UNITED WAY (Information and Referral): Dial 211 for information about support groups and services in Maryland.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Your State NAMI
State: Maryland
State Affiliate: NAMI Maryland
Address: 804 Landmark Dr
Suite 122
Glen Burnie, MD 21061-4486
Primary Phone: (410)863-0470
Alternate Phone: (800)467-0075
Fax: (410)863-0474
Email Address:
President: Diane Sterenbuch
Executive Director: Barbara Bellack
Additional Contact: Dana Lefko
Additional Contact: Barbara Bellack

Or: 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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