Bipolar Disorder Resources

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a national organization that focuses on supporting individuals who have depression and bipolar mood disorders. The organization also offers a support network for parents of children with pediatric mood disorders. Support is offered through local chapter meetings and online resources, such as videos, educational materials, and  online support groups. The organization's website offers information for the newly diagnosed, as well as recovery steps and ways to help a loved one who has depression and bipolar disorder.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI works to support and educate the public about various mental disorders, with the goal of improving the quality of life for all people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI’s web site provides the latest facts, statistics, and research advances on different types of mental health conditions.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is a leading nonprofit organization of physicians and other mental health professionals dedicated to helping children, teens, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental problems. On the web site, the AACAP provides resources for parents, including a link to find a nearby psychiatrist for children and adolescents.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists who unite to guarantee compassionate care and effective treatment for all people with behavioral and mental disorders, substance abuse problems, and intellectual disability. Links from this web site will provide you more information about common mental health problems, medication options, and prevention steps.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest association of psychologists in the world. The APA’s site is filled with the latest information on topics ranging from addiction, ADHD, aging, and Alzheimer’s to bullying, eating disorders, sexual abuse, and suicide.

The American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)

ASCP is an organization of psychiatrists and other physicians as well as doctoral-level mental health researchers who study psychopharmacology across the country.  Their web site maintains a link for finding a psychopharmacologist as well as other helpful patient information about psychopharmacology.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is a government resource for finding information and treatment resources for mental illness. 

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 27, 2020
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