Alliance of Rochester
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Local phone/message answered weekly by volunteers. DBSA Rochester
is a group of local, volunteers who come together on a regular basis to
offer each other encouragement and support in living with mood disorders.
Unless otherwise specified, meetings are free of charge and open to
anyone with depression or bipolar disorder. Family members and friends
are welcome at many meetings. See the meeting descriptions below.
Rochester Meetings -
Parents with Bipolar Children
2nd Wednesday of each month . 6-8pm
Pittsford Spiegel (recreational) Center, 35 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford.
For more information visit www.truechildwithin.org.
Family and Friends Group
Henrietta - Third Tuesday of each month - 7:30-9pm.
CP Rochester - 3399 Winton Rd. S., Rochester (near Jefferson Rd.).
Teens (age 12 - 17)
Temporarily discontinued. (This meeting was in partnership with
the Mental Health Association and Better Days Ahead.)
Adults (over 18)
Creative Wellness Forum (formerly the Mental Health Coalition)
320 N. Goodman St., Rochester (next door to Village Gate).
Every Wednesday at 11am-12:30pm. Every Friday at 11am-12:30pm.
This meeting is not a formal DBSA meeting. It is open to all in
recovery with a mental health condition. For more information, contact
the Mental Health Association.
Suburban/Rural meetings -
Farmington United Methodist Church
Farmington United Methodist Church, 5925 County Rd. 41, Farmington
(near intersection of Rte. 332 and County Rd., 41). First Monday of
each month - 7:30-9pm. firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
First Baptist Church of Williamson
4212 E. Main St., Williamson
Support, education and advocacy for individuals and families living with mental illness. Periodic NAMI Signature education programs offered. Community presentation/in-service programs available upon request.Questions may be directed to the NAMIRochester office.
WayneNAMI Support Group
Cross Creek West Campus
3527 Vienna Street, Palmyra
Support group meets 2nd Thursday monthly providing information, empathy and hope. Periodic NAMI Signature education programs offered.