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About Us

The Facing Us Clubhouse is a program brought to you by The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

DBSA is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life- threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably. DBSA was founded in 1985 as a not-for- profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Mission

To provide hope, help and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented empowering services and resources when, where and how they want them.

Learn more about DBSA

To learn more about DBSA, please visit our website at dbsalliance.org.

Special Thanks

DBSA would like to acknowledge and thank our Facing Us sponsor, AstraZeneca, who provided unrestricted support for the development of the Facing Us Clubhouse and the DBSA Wellness Tracker.

DBSA would like to acknowledge and thank our Facing Us sponsor, Dave’s Spark, who provided unrestricted support for the development of the Facing Us Creativity Center.

Tip Just for Today

Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appeal me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that: "most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Just for today I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take each day as it comes and fit myself to it. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count; I will do at least two things I don't want to do - just for exercise; I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt - they may be hurt but today I will not show it. Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticise not one bit, not find fault with anything, and not try to improve or regulate anybody but myself. Just for today I will have a programme. I may not follow it exactly but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests - hurry and indecision. Just for today I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. During this half-hour, sometime, I will try and get a better perspective of my life. Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe that, as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

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