How can I get help/support for bipolar disorder (BD)?
You may wish to consult the Bipolar Disorder page of NAMI’s website where you will find information on the condition, current treatments, ways to support recovery, and links to NAMI Discussion Groups that focus on topics related to Bipolar Disorder.
The following, additional resources may be of help:
- Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a comprehensive resource for more than 23 million people in the U.S. who live with mood disorders, including information on treatment, resources, and support groups. Through the DBSA Support Group Locator you can search for in-person and online support groups that focus on support for individuals and families of those living with mood disorders.
- Information on additional Bipolar Disorder-specific organizations are included on the website of Bipolar Caregivers, which provides easily accessible information on its website for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder, including information and suggestions for caregivers about treatment and management of the disorder, ways to support recovery, and ways for caregivers to support themselves when caring for a loved one with bipolar disorder.
- Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation provides extensive information for families on juvenile-onset of bipolar disorder.
- Families for Depression Awareness is an educational website to help families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to help people toward recovery and to prevent suicides.