Bipolar Disorder Resources, Support and References

Bipolar Disorder Support Groups

Support from friends or family members are a very essential part for safety and recovery of a person having bipolar disorder. There’s a specific treatment that will work for someone so no one should lose hope. He or she will eventually return to his or her normal life and will become a productive one if loved ones will keep on supporting them. Joining support groups will also benefit individuals with bipolar disorder and some of these support groups are supported by the following associations:

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Information about Bipolar Disorder
nami.org

The National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

Information about Bipolar Disorder
nmha.org

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

It provides information about bipolar disorder and assists you on finding support groups near you. They provide help not just to persons with bipolar disorder but to their families and friends as well.
DBSA

The International Society For Bipolar Disorders

This is a global network of individuals that offers information to improve the lives of the bipolar disorder.
ISBD

Bipolar Disorder References

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