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
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.
Pleas contact Matt at 847-312-6796 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the location and other questions.