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National Disability Rights Network

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Through training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy, NDRN works to create a society in which people with disabilities are afforded equality of opportunity and are able to fully participate by exercising choice and self-determination. Learn more about NDRN.

Lithium Information Center at the Madison Institute of Medicine

Founded in 1975, the Lithium Information Center is a resource for information on lithium treatment of bipolar disorders and on other medical and biological applications of lithium. Currently the Center has more than 44,000 references on file. Information is readily available on all aspects of the biomedical uses of lithium including:

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Modern Library (January 23, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0679643524
ISBN-13: 978-0679643524
“A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery.”

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 1st Touchstone edition (March 26, 2002)
ISBN-10: 0684854678
ISBN-13: 978-0684854670

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Your Mind from Chronic Unhappiness

Paperback: 273 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; First Printing edition (June 2, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1593851286
ISBN-13: 978-1593851286

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition (February 9, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0801883148
ISBN-13: 978-0801883149
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (October 10, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0375701478
ISBN-13: 978-0375701474

From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.

Touched with Fire: Manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Free Press; New edition edition (October 18, 1996)
ISBN-10: 068483183X
ISBN-13: 978-0684831831

From Publishers Weekly
Drawing from the lives of artists such as Van Gogh, Byron and Virginia Woolf, Jamison examines the links between manic-depression and creativity.
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Exuberance: The Passion for Life

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage (September 13, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0375701486
ISBN-13: 978-0375701481