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Alabama

CITY GROUP NAME ADDRESS ZIP CONTACT INFORMATION
Bynum DBSA Anniston/Calhoun Counties PO Box 1166 36253 Danny Fletcher, 256/236-2821
Karen Silvers, 256/835-2110
Decatur DBSA Morgan County PO Box 1502 35602 Cherl Vance, 256/353-1160(o)
or 256/350-5468 (h)
Fax: 256/353-1163
E-mail: cvance1530@aol.com
Huntsville Huntsville MDSG 660 Gallatin Street 35801 Cecelia Allison/Louis Brackeen
256/533-1970 or 256/539-0569
Fax: 256/532-4112
Tuscaloosa DBSA Tuscaloosa/The Moodies
c/o MHA Tuscaloosa
PO Box 1731 35403 Harley Sullivan, 205/349-8791
Anne Lynch, 205/345-4561
MHA Tuscaloosa, 205/752-2689

DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

Huntsville - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
–2253 - Tony Martin
Huntsville, AL Telephone: (256) 313-0633
Website: www.DBSAlliance.org
Hours Of Operation: 6pm on every Thursday

Birmington – 2nd and 4th Thurs. of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Crisis Center

Description: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) mission is to help people with mood disorders and their families by offering education and support. DBSA meets every Thursday at 6:00pm at the United Way building on Andrew Jackson Way. The National web site is www.DBSAlliance.org.

Birmingham
DBSA Greater Birmingham
Contact 1: Jeff Baxter
Phone: (205) 933-9393 ext. 221
Contact 2: Sellers Bell
Additional Phone: (205) 933-9393 ext. 222
Fax: (205) 933-1982
Email: dbsa@mhaca.com
Website: http://www.mhaca.com

Decatur
DBSA Morgan County
Contact 1: Sue Brantley
Phone: (256) 353-1160
Fax: (256) 353-1163
Email: suebrantley@awhisp.com

Huntsville
DBSA Huntsville
Contact 1: Tony Martin
Phone: (256) 313-0633
Contact 2: Dave Hepler
Additional Phone: (256) 539-1411
Email: tony.martin@redstone.army.mil
Website: http://www.geocities.com/dbsahuntsville/

Montgomery
DBSA Montgomery
Contact 1: Claire Sams Milligan
Phone: (334) 230-9870
Contact 2: Cecelia Russell
Additional Phone: (334) 201-9638
Fax: (334) 241-8092
Email: dbsamontgomery@yahoo.com

Tuscaloosa
DBSA Tuscaloosa/The Moodies
Contact 1: Harley Sullivan
Phone: (205) 349-0076
Contact 2: Ann Lynch
Additional Phone: (205) 345-4561
Email: harley_1929@yahoo.com
Website: www.moodies.org

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: http://www.bpkids.org 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.

Meetup.com 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 http://www.meetup.com/locale.

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 nimhinfo@nih.gov.

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: http://www.nmha.org/affiliates/ or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

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

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: Alabama
State Affiliate: NAMI Alabama
Address: 4122 Wall St
Montgomery, AL 36106-2861
Primary Phone: (334)396-4797
Alternate Phone: (800)626-4199
Fax: (334)396-4794
Email Address: lynnsharp@peoplepc.com
Website: www.namialabama.org
President: Linda Champion
Executive Director: Lynn Sharp

IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS, PLEASE CALL: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
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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