About Us

About BMPN

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

"I discovered The Balanced Mind Parent Network when I needed help for my daughter, my family and me. Her symptoms had begun when she was 7 but she wasn’t diagnosed with bipolar disorder until she was a freshman in high school. That was in 2000. Through The Balanced Mind Parent Network's cutting edge scientific resources and support networks, I was able to ask her doctors the right questions, advocate for her with her school, learn more effective parenting skills and get the support and hope I needed when I felt alone and overwhelmed.  This June, she graduated from college and is doing extremely well.  The Balanced Mind Parent Network is here for you too.  The Balanced Mind Parent Network cares about you and your child.  Please join our community for help along your path."
Susan Madian, BMPN member and DBSA Board member

Support and Resources For You and Your Child

The Balanced Mind Parent Network is a community where you'll find resources, connection and hope for the road ahead.

About DBSA

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder. Our peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Founded in 1985, DBSA is guided by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders.

Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

Visit DBSAlliance.org to learn more about DBSA.


Join a cyber family of caring and supportive parents. We have a variety of groups designed to meet your needs. Click here to see a list of our online support communities. 

Contact our Family Helpline if you need information and resources specific to your family’s situation and can’t find what you're looking for on our site.