Adult Patients

Please see the main category "Patients and Family Members" for our top recommendations for general information on bipolar disorder.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

Hotline & Helpline Information
24-hour Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Helpline
1-800-273-8255 ( 1-800-273-TALK)

Links to additional helplines and hotlines

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

YouTube video featuring Mark Williams, discussing the 8-week mindfulness treatment he has developed.

"MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage. "

Ask Dr. Dave Blog

Dr. David Miklowitz’s Bipolar Blog.

"The UCLA CHAMP clinic offers this service to the community as a way of providing answers to questions that can often take hours to research. I will try to answer your question as quickly as I can! If I don’t know the answer, I will consult with someone who does. Please be patient: I may not be able to respond to your question right away."

PCH Psychological Care & Healing Treatment Center

Mental health treatment center specializing in mood disorders located in Los Angeles, California

Equilibrium the Bipolar Foundation

Equilibrium aims to become the foremost international partnership organisation working to advance the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder; it also seeks to address the stigma and prejudice that often surrounds bipolar disorder.

Stopping Medication - A Near-Death Experience

Mental Health Humor on cartoon and story by Chato Stewart

Change and the Close Sisters

Bring Change 2 Mind Founder Glenn Close and her sister Jessie tell the personal story of how mental illness has affected their family.

NIMH Publications

National Institute of Mental Health Publications provides excellent up-to-date information on the symptoms, course, causes and treatment of bipolar disorder. Separate sections are devoted to child and adolescent bipolar illness, suicide, medical treatments, and their side effects, co-occurring illnesses, psychosocial treatments, sources of help for individuals and families, and clinical research studies.

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