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What should you do if you are thinking about suicide or hurting yourself if you have depression in bipolar disorder?

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If you are thinking about suicide or hurting yourself:

  • Tell someone who can help you right now.
  • Call your mental health professional.
  • Call your doctor.
  • Call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Cleveland Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Bipolar Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

American Psychiatric Association: “Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2018

Cleveland Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Bipolar Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

American Psychiatric Association: “Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2018

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