The Mood Disorders Support Group, Inc. (MDSG-NY) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) self-help, all peer run mental health organization. Since 1981, MDSG-NY has been providing peer-led support groups to help individuals make meaningful and sustainable recoveries within their communities.

Our highly trained facilitators – peers “who have been there themselves” and have found recovery strategies that work – support individuals with similar mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, as well as their families and loved ones. As attendees once themselves, they are in a unique position to help others heal.

MDSG-NY is a leading chapter of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), a leading national organization focusing on peer-based, wellness-oriented support. Through their extensive online and print resources and their nearly 600 support groups and more than 200 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support.

Fact: Almost all of us are affected by mental health disorders. 1 in 4 Americans have one. 4 out of 5 of us know someone close to us who struggles with one. Despite those statistics, many sufferers will not seek treatment due to self-imposed isolation, the fear of being stigmatized, the false belief that symptoms are due to a personal weakness and a lack of knowledge about mental health and recovery. MDSG dispels these myths and normalizes the conversation about mental health through the power of peer group support.

Our Services

Over 16 peer-led mental health support groups weekly
Bi-monthly newsletter "MOODS"
Warm 24-hour phone line
Comprehensive mental health resources
Lecture Series