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Bipolar Resources by State

California

CITY GROUP NAME ADDRESS ZIP CONTACT INFORMATION
Apple Valley DBSA High Desert 20318 Thunderbird Rd., #2 92307 Gerri Logan, 760/946-0308
Belmont DBSA San Mateo County 2656 Belmont Canyon Rd. 94002 Ann Dinowitz, 650/595-5131
Berkeley DBSA Berkeley Bipolar 2018 Shattuck Box 116 94704 John Starbuck, 510/594-4030 vm
E-mail: berkbipolar@yahoo.com
Web site:www.geocities.com/berkbipolar
Culver City DBSA Culver City Support Group 6666 Green Valley Circle, Culver City 90045  
Eureka DBSA Humboldt PO Box 7118 95501 James Selle, 707/839-4353
Hope Paz, 707/839-3322
E-mail: Les58paul@cs.com
Website: www.northcoast.com/~dmda-hum
Hanford/Visalia DBSA Visalia/Hanford 118 W. Myrtle Street 93230 Jane Mettee/John Buchanan
559/584-9854 or
Wes Peterson, 559/732-3046
E-mail: mettee@lemoorenet.com
Hayward/Fremont Ups & Downs of Fremont 27029 Jennings Way 94544 Lonnie & Lynn Rex, 510/347-2328
or 510/887-6735
Fax: 510/790-1290
E-mail: freupdowns@aol.com
La Jolla DBSA La Jolla 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, #2142 92037 Mary Wu, 858/456-7988 or
Herb Hutson, 760/918-0210
Lakewood/Long Beach DBSA Greater Long Beach 4634 Ostrom Avenue 90713 Debbie Roberts, 562/421-9667
Craig, 562/590-8468
Lodi DBSA San Joaquin PO Box 403 95241 Glenda Lee, 209/334-4642
E-mail: psychpr@hotmail.com
Los Angeles MDDA Los Angeles PO Box 341201 90034 Contact: Dorene Scott, 818/893-7363
E-mail: hankior@aol.com
Los Angeles DBSA Westside
Kaiser Outpatient Clinic
5981 Venice Blvd. 90034 Carolyn Jones, 310/838-1295
Mt. Shasta DBSA Mt. Shasta PO Box 557 96067 Kareen Thomas, 530/926-5210
or 530/926-2668
Ontario DBSA Fontana 2709 Virginia Way 91761 Samantha Johns, 909/947-1307
Palm Springs DBSA Coachella Valley 100 S. Sunrise Way PMB #357 92262 Merrill Seroy, 760/343-2781
Eddie Gabbard, 760/363-7445
Fax: 760/323-2404
E-mail: mwslas@juno.com
Ridgecrest DBSA Indian Wells Valley 317 Fountain Street 93555 Bobbi Dodson, 760375-2321
Riverside Uplifters/Riverside 19880 Kirkpatrick Rd. 92570 Arlie Kirkpatrick, 909/780-0379
Leroy Merrill, 909/686-5047
E-mail: arleekirk@juno.com
Riverside MDDA Riverside 16280 Whispering Spur 92504 Jo Ann Martin, 909/780-3366
Fax: 909/780-5758
Sacramento DBSA Sacramento 2521 Key West Way 95826 Donna Facino, 916/363-8613
San Diego DBSA San Diego County
Charter BHS/North
11878 Avenue of Industry 92128 Kent Layton, PsyD, 619/487-3200
or 760/966-0611
Fax: 619/485-5418
San Francisco DBSA San Francisco   94109 Contact 1: Deborah Sanders
Phone: (415) 995-4792
Email: deborahmichelle@earthlink.net
Web site: www.dbsasf.org
San Rafael DBSA Marin
Enterprise Resource Center
120 Spring Grove Ave. 94901 Niki Beecher, 415/491-9119
E-mail: jccjccniki@aol.com
Santa Barbara DBSA Santa Barbara County 228 W Alamar Ave. #B 94109 Ray Ketchum, 805/682-5000
E-mail: rketch95@aol.com
Tustin DBSA Orange County PO Box 223 92781 Gloria Dierking, 714/744-8889 vm
or 714/731-9113
E-mail: gdierking@aol.com
Valencia/Santa Clarita/Saugus DBSA Valencia/Santa Clarita 16872 Bainbury Street 91387 Dennis Bartash, 661/251-0137
E-mail: dbartash@sbcglobal.net
Visalia Depression Support/Visalia 11002 Avenue 352 93291 Rill Mitchell, 209/733-7362
Fax: 209/733-7362 *51
E-mail: rillmitch@thegrid.net
Vista DBSA North Coastal 780 Silver Drive 92083 Robert Jones, 760/806-1004
Kathy Bevilacqua, 760/720-2345
E-mail: dmdaca@aol.com
Westwood DBSA UCLA Support Group 300 University Medical Plaza, 2nd Flr, Westwood 90024  


DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

Azusa
DBSA Azusa Pacific University
Contact 1: Heather Ackley
Phone: (626) 815-6000 ext. 5239
Contact 2: Bill Fiala
Additional Phone: (626) 815-6000 ext. 2109
Fax: (626) 815-5469
Email: hackley@apu.edu
Website: www.apu.edu

Berkeley
DBSA Berkeley Bipolar
Contact 1: Janna Wertz
Phone: (510) 653-2959
Contact 2: Mayona Endahl
Additional Phone: (510) 420-0868
Email: berkbipolar@yahoo.com
Website: www.geocities.com/BerkBipolar

Castro Valley
DBSA Castro Valley
Contact 1: Jennifer Garrison
Phone: (925) 413-3784
Contact 2: Krista Radojevich
Additional Phone: (925) 560-0842
Fax: (925) 485-4569
Email: jenn@dbsacastrovalley.org
Website: www.dbsacastrovalley.org

Chico
DBSA Chico
Contact 1: Lori Moreaux
Phone: (530) 321-2285

El Cajon
DBSA El Cajon
Contact 1: Agnes Zsigovics
Phone: (619) 338-6024
Contact 2: Stephen Brindley
Additional Phone: (619) 461-4078
Email: dbsa-el-cajon-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DBSA-El-Cajon/

Escondido
DBSA North County
Contact 1: Tom Wootton
Phone: (760) 749-5719
Website: www.bipolarinorder.com

Escondido
DBSA North County (dual diagnosis)
Contact 1: Sue Manning
Phone: (760) 743-8747
Contact 2: Tom Wootton
Additional Phone: (760) 749-5719
Website: www.bipolarinorder.com

Fallbrook
DBSA Fallbrook
Contact 1: Rebecca
Phone: (760) 728-2006
Email: dbsafallbrook@hotmail.com

Fontana
DBSA Inland Empire West
Contact 1: Samantha or David Johns
Phone: (909) 944-1964
Fax: (909) 944-1895
Email: dmjbf@aol.com

Fullerton
DBSA Orange County (patients and family)
Contact 1: Bipolar Resource Center
Phone: (714) 744-8718
Contact 2: Jacqueline Mahrley
Additional Phone: (714) 750-1267
Email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com

Glendale
DBSA Glendale
Contact 1: Robin
Phone: (626) 358-6587
Contact 2: Maria & Niki
Email: dbsaglendale@yahoo.com
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/DBSA_Glendale

Hemet
DBSA Hemet - Foundations
Contact 1: Wesley Wilson
Phone: (909) 658-0181

Highland
DBSA San Bernardino - Highland
Contact 1: Yolanda Smith
Phone: (951) 830-1776

Huntington Beach

DBSA Orange County (patients and family)
Contact 1: Bipolar Resource Center
Phone: (714) 744-8718
Contact 2: Jacqueline Mahrely
Additional Phone: (714) 750-1267
Email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com

Huntington Beach
DBSA Orange County (family only)
Contact 1: Bipolar Resource Center
Phone: (714) 744-8718
Contact 2: Jacqueline Mahrley
Additional Phone: (714) 750-1267
Email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com

La Jolla
DBSA San Diego
Contact 1: David Zagorsky
Phone: (858) 535-4793
Contact 2: Lew Buller
Additional Phone: (858) 535-4793
Email: davidz@san.rr.com
Website: www.dbsasandiego.org

Laguna Beach
DBSA Orange County (patients and family)
Contact 1: Bipolar Resource Center
Phone: (714) 744-8718
Contact 2: Jacqueline Mahrley
Additional Phone: (714) 750-1267
Email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com

Los Angeles
DBSA UCLA / West L.A.
Contact 1: Robert Schultz
Phone: (323) 202-8884
Email: medialocations@netscape.net

Manteca
DBSA Central Valley
Contact 1: Tyson Shewmaker
Phone: (209) 814-4135
Fax: (209) 221-6458
Email: info@dbsacentralvalley.org
Website: www.dbsacentralvalley.org

Merced
DBSA Merced
Contact 1: Kim Carter
Phone: (209) 388-1582
Fax: (209) 383-4243
Email: stockwiz48@aol.com

Modesto
DBSA Stanislaus County
Contact 1: Scott Hill
Phone: (209) 863-8468
Fax: (209) 869-1758
Email: DMDA55@hotmail.com

Monrovia
DBSA Monrovia
Contact 1: Kay Maxwell
Phone: (626) 339-7005
Contact 2: Roger Caceres
Additional Phone: (626) 221-5129
Email: collettekay@yahoo.com

Morro Bay
DBSA Central Coast
Contact 1: John Buchanan
Phone: (805) 927-3703
Contact 2: Jane Mettee
Additional Phone: (805) 237-3054
Email: mettee@charter.net

Napa
DBSA Napa
Contact 1: Brenda Navarro
Phone: (707) 747-1989
Email: brennavarro9@aol.com
Website: http://www.napabipolardepression.org

Orange
DBSA Orange County (transitional age youth 18-30)
Contact 1: Bipolar Resource Center
Phone: (714) 744-8718
Contact 2: Jacqueline Mahrley
Additional Phone: (714) 750-1267
Email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com

Pasadena
DBSA Pasadena
Contact 1: Dave
Phone: (818) 404-2359
Website: http://www.dbsapasadena.com/

Pleasanton
DBSA Tri-Valley Bipolar
Contact 1: Krista Radojevich
Phone: (925) 560-0842
Contact 2: Jennifer Garrison
Additional Phone: (925) 413-3784
Email: trivalleybipolar@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.dbsatrivalley.org

Ridgecrest

DBSA Indian Wells Valley
Contact 1: Robert Millsop
Phone: (760) 371-5172
Contact 2: Debbie Covey
Additional Phone: (760) 384-8472
Email: dbsaofiwv@yahoo.com

Riverside
DBSA Riverside
Contact 1: Jo Ann Martin
Phone: (951) 780-3366
Contact 2: Leroy Merril
Additional Phone: (951) 686-5047
Fax: (951) 780-5758
Email: dbsaofriv1@aol.com
Website: www.geocities.com/mddariv

Riverside
DBSA Uplifters- Riverside
Contact 1: Sherilynn Matsumoto
Phone: (951) 784-7402
Contact 2: Margaret Albertson
Additional Phone: (909) 980-3518
Email: uplifters@verizon.net
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/res73a38/uplifters/

Sacramento
DBSA Sacramento
Contact 1: Marilyn Hillerman
Phone: (916) 875-5644
Contact 2: Andrea Hillerman
Additional Phone: (916) 875-4710
Email: marilynhillerman@yahoo.com
Website: www.dbsasacramento.org

San Diego

DBSA Hillcrest/ UCSD
Contact 1: Steve
Phone: (619) 263-4655
Contact 2: Bob
Additional Phone: (619) 819-5008

San Diego
DBSA San Diego County
Contact 1: Marc Lucas
Phone: (858) 538-8450
Contact 2: Aurora Behavioral Health
Additional Phone: (858) 487-3200

San Francisco
DBSA San Francisco
Contact 1: Tatiana
Phone: (415) 751-6381
Email: h874walt@pacbell.net
Website: www.dbsasf.org

San Francisco
DBSA San Francisco (for young adults)
Contact 1: Harry
Phone: (650) 430-2909
Email: h874walt@pacbell.net
Website: www.dbsasf.org

San Francisco
DBSA San Francisco (for friends and family)
Contact 1: Jane
Phone: (415) 519-0171
Email: jane.norbeck@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.dbsasf.org

San Mateo
DBSA San Mateo County
Contact 1: Ann
Phone: (650) 595-5131

Stockton
DBSA Central Valley
Contact 1: Tyson Shewmaker
Phone: (209) 814-4135
Fax: (209) 221-6458
Email: info@dbsacentralvalley.org
Website: www.dbsacentralvalley.org

Temecula
DBSA Temecula
Contact 1: Cheryl Bowman
Phone: (951) 699-8603
Contact 2: Mark
Additional Phone: (951) 926-8393
Email: threez7@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/tdmda/temeculadbsa

Tracy
DBSA Central Valley
Contact 1: Tyson Shewmaker
Phone: (209) 814-4135
Fax: (209) 221-6458
Email: info@dbsacentralvalley.org
Website: www.dbsacentralvalley.org

Tustin
DBSA Orange County
Contact 1: Lisa Khanna
Phone: (714) 505-8745
Email: gallo555@comcast.net

Ukiah
DBSA Mendocino County
Contact 1: Eileen Lowery
Phone: (707) 456-1133
Contact 2: Anne Retallick
Additional Phone: (707) 462-5861
Fax: (707) 456-9240
Email: loweryeileen@yahoo.com

Visalia
DBSA Visalia (for parents of children/teens)
Contact 1: Rill Mitchell
Phone: (559) 733-7362
Contact 2: Demetrius Bailey
Additional Phone: (559) 564-3424
Email: daddyd5150@netzero.com

Visalia
DBSA Visalia
Contact 1: Rill Mitchell
Phone: (559) 733-7362
Contact 2: David Helling
Additional Phone: (559) 734-1438
Email: rill@saber.net

Vista
DBSA North Coastal
Contact 1: Kathy Bevilacqua
Phone: (760) 806-2746
Contact 2: Bobbie Hamilton
Additional Phone: (760) 439-3500
Email: bipolrk8@cox.net

Willits
DBSA Mendocino County
Contact 1: Eileen Lowery
Phone: (707) 456-1133
Contact 2: Leigh Delap
Additional Phone: (707) 456-1212
Fax: (707) 456-9240
Email: loweryeileen@yahoo.com



Sacramento Bipolar Group (MEETUP.COM - http://bipolar.meetup.com)

2401 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-920-4297




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 California.

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: California
State Affiliate: NAMI California
Address: 1010 Hurley Way
Ste 195
Sacramento, CA 95825-3218
Primary Phone: (916)567-0163
Fax: (916)567-1757
Email Address: support@namicalifornia.org
Website: www.namicalifornia.org
President: Ralph Nelson
Executive Director: Grace McAndrews

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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