Arlington Heights Chapter
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Call (847) 495-2574
Join Our Veterans Support Group
Why Do We Offer This Program?
Of the 1.7 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, 300,000 (20 percent) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression. In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study showing that roughly 22 veterans of all ages were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Twenty-two percent of veterans receive their mental health care outside the VA system, partly because a significant number of veterans face constrained access to care when they return to their communities.
“Attending the DBSA Arlington Heights support group has made a tremendous impact on my recovery. I feel that I can talk freely about my issues without being judged. I want to provide this kind of support group to fellow Veterans and help them in their recovery.”
Matt Rosenberg, Peer Support Specialist and Leader for the Veterans Group
We will start promptly at 7:30 pm in a large group with participants of our Adults Over 18 group for introductions and announcements. The Veterans Group will then meet as a separate group in their own room for small group discussions. A trained Veteran will facilitate the discussion. Each person will be given the chance to talk and share their story. The meeting will conclude by 9:15 pm.
DBSA Arlington Heights offers a peer-led support group for Veterans of all ages who live with depression, bipolar disorder and/or PTSD. A trained Peer Support Specialist will assist fellow Veterans on their recovery journeys from mental illness and PTSD.
The support group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Please contact
Matt at 847-312-6796 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the location and other questions.