Pasadena California Chapter
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Group Meetings


The DBSA Pasadena support group meets two nights each week:


Tuesday        7:00pm to 9:00pm

Thursday       7:00pm to 9:00pm


Our meetings are free. We do not ask for donations. 


No reservation is needed. Feel free to attend any meeting that is convenient for you.


All discussions are confidential.


Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to attend.


Each meeting is led by a peer-facilitator who is also a member of the group. 


Family and friends of individuals with depression or bipolar disorder are also welcome at our group meetings. 


What happens at a support group meeting? Click here for more information.


Other Local DBSA Groups


Not in the Pasadena or Los Angeles area? Click here to find a free depression and bipolar support group near you.

 

Location


Our meetings are held at Huntington Hospital which is located at 100 West California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105.


We meet in conference room 8, which can be entered through the cafeteria.


For your first meeting please arrive by 6:30pm to allow time to park and find the conference room.


Free Parking


Free parking on the street is available on both sides of Bellefontaine Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Pasadena Avenue. The parking garages on Bellefontaine Street are for employees only.


A public parking garage is available for a fee at the main entrance to the hospital.


Valet parking is available for a fee at the main entrance.


Hospital Entrance


After parking on Bellefontaine Street, walk north on Fairmount Avenue. Walk to the end of the block which will dead-end at the emergency room. Proceed up the stairs on the left. Continue until you see the stairs on the right. Enter the hospital and walk through the lobby and proceed to the front desk.


Tell them you are going to the DBSA meeting and they will give you a visitor sticker and directions to the meeting room.


Information for Students


Students 18 and over who are studying psychology, psychiatry, or other mental health related fields may attend a meeting. Because of limited space for students, please contact us to schedule your visit.


On the night you attend, if any group member is not comfortable with the attendance of non-group members, then the student(s) would be asked to leave.