Mental Health Resources

If you are living with bipolar disorder, you’re part of a strong community

Reaching out to family members and friends is an excellent start toward building your support system. It may also be helpful to join an outside support group. Sharing with people who have had similar experiences may help you gain a greater understanding of your illness and motivate you to continue following your bipolar disorder treatment plan and continue reaching for your goals.

Podcast series—advice from people who know bipolar

This three-part podcast series on managing bipolar disorder, sponsored by AstraZeneca, is available to play or download. The series offers advice from a doctor who treats bipolar disorder, a patient and mental health activist, and the co-founder of The Jed Foundation, an organization that works to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The series was also showcased on RealMentalHealth.com and The Jed Foundation website.

Organizations that offer support to people living with bipolar disorder—and those who care about them

  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)

    1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1825
    Arlington, VA 22209
    888-35-PSYCH (77924)
    www.psych.org
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

    730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
    Chicago, IL 60654
    800-826-3632
    www.dbsalliance.org
    www.facingus.org
  • Families for Depression Awareness

    395 Totten Pond Road, Suite 404
    Waltham, MA 02451
    781-890-0220
    www.familyaware.org
    www.mentalhealthfamilytree.org
  • Mental Health America (MHA)

    2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    800-969-6MHA (6642)
    www.nmha.org
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    Colonial Place Three
    2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
    Arlington, VA 22201
    800-950-NAMI (6264)
    www.nami.org
    NAMI Connection
  • National Hopeline Network

    800-784-2433
    www.hopeline.com
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

    Public Information and Communications Branch
    6001 Executive Blvd, Room 8184, MSC 9663
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    866-615-6464
    www.nimh.nih.gov
  • The Jed Foundation

    220 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    212-647-7544
    www.jedfoundation.org