RtoR Family-Endorsed Provider Profile
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)–Greenwich Chapter
John Tamerin, MD
Physician-led Support Group
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) providers information and support to those living with a depression or bipolar diagnosis. DBSA also seeks to end stigma around mental illness. The Greenwich Chapter of DBSA is run by psychiatrist John Tamerin. The group is open to the loved ones of those living with a diagnosis of depression or bipolar as well. The chapter serves both Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY. The support group places high value on open communication, compassion and empathy.
Group Member Quotes
“I found Dr. Tamerin through the DBSA website. This remarkable doctor hosts a group therapy session every Friday afternoon in his home. There is no charge to attend. Dr. Tamerin himself is a wise, insightful and powerful therapist. The peer support of the group, the honest and open dialogue, and the community this doctor has created are unique. His generosity has made so much possible for so many of us.”
“He gives us individual encouragement but also facilitates the group so that we help each other. He is honest, compassionate, intuitive and so caring about each patient in an authentic way.”
“Dr. Tamerin and this Group have changed our lives. Dr. Tamerin recognizes the need for the mentally ill (and really all people) to connect through their stories. To him, human connection and the sharing in the group of one’s personal story of pain and loss play a critical role in one’s rise to wellness. He engenders confidence that there is power even in the weakest among us and that this power, strength, can be realized through honestly sharing one’s pain.”
“Dr. Tamerin is exceptionally gifted at zeroing in on the most challenging issues and finding a process to navigate through them. He is compassionate with a deep knowledge, a rare combination.”
Information and Referrals
Speak with a Resource Specialist about the Greenwich Chapter of DBSA.
- Support group for those diagnosed with major depression or bipolar disorder, and their loved ones
- Adults living with depression or bipolar disorder, under the care of a psychiatrist
- Family members and friends of those with a depression or bipolar diagnosis
The DBSA Greenwich Chapter is a free support group for Fairfield County and Westchester county residents who meet the criteria listed above in Client Focus.