Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Central New York (CNY) - Adult Support Groups
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)Central New York (CNY) - Adult Support Groups

Contact Us

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

Central New York

Adult Support Groups



Phone: 315-428-9366

             315- 218-0805


Group Meets at:


AccessCNY Formerly:

Transitional Living Services

420 East Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13202


Group starts at 6:15 PM and ends at 8:00 PM Every Tuesday night.


Email Us At:






Are you feeling suicidal?


Suicide & Crisis Hotline

(315) 251-0600


Youth Emergency Services

(315) 463-1100



This is an informational website and is not intended to take the place of trained psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians or therapist. The group is not affiliated with AccessCNY/Formerly TLS. However we appreciate them allowing us to use there faculties. Group  facilitators are not mental health care professionals and you should continue your treatment plan with your current mental health care provider.

Most Frequently Asked Questions




Is there a fee?

No, however you are welcome to make a donation at the time of the meeting should you choose to do so.


How does it work? 

Each person has the opportunity to share as we go around the table. If you do not want to share simply say pass and we will go onto the next person. Please keep your sharing limited to Depression and Bipolar Disorder issues. We want to give everyone time to share.


What is the point of attending the group?

Our support groups provide the kind of sharing and caring that is crucial for a lifetime of wellness.


Support groups:

•  Give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have “been there.”

•  Motivate you to follow your treatment plan.

•  Help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are.

•  Help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you had lost.

•  Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery.

Remember, support groups are not a substitute for professional care. DBSA chapters and support groups do not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication. For advice about specific treatment or medication, individuals should consult their physicians and/or mental health professionals.


Who is welcome to attend?

THE Adult AccessCNY/TLS Support group is an open meeting which means that family and/or support people may attend. (No young children please)


Is this a 12 step group?

No this is NOT a 12 step group


Is this a therapy group?

NO, it is not.


How long does the group meet for?

The groups meet for 90 minutes


Do you need a diagnosis to attend the group?

No, you do not need a diagnosis to attend the group.


Do you need to register for the groups?





Print Print | Sitemap
© Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Central New York