The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Greater Chicago, a non-profit self help group of lay persons, endeavors to help people whose lives are affected by mood disorders to better their lives: By offering support groups for members, families and friends. By educating those with the illness, their families and friends. By counteracting the isolation caused by such illness, providing a sense of community, sharing the experience of the illness and its management. By restoring self-esteem so as to empower members to live as responsibly, as fulfilled, and with as much enjoyment as possible. The support groups and educational meetings are FREE OF CHARGE.