||DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts two regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support groups in the County. One support group meets during the evening every Tuesday and one meets during the day on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Both meetings take place in Ventura. DBSA support groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). DBSA support groups are not run by professionals, but instead offer peer-to-peer support which is an important component of recovery from mental health challenges for many people. DBSA is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder.